The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Travel Award Application

(You can download a copy of these instructions here.)

Applying for a travel award involves two steps:

  1. When submitting your abstract on Easy Chair, please check the box labeled “Travel Grant Application submitted”.
  2. Submit the following information by August 1 to the Executive Secretary (Carolyn Mackay) at
    • Your name.
    • The title of the paper/poster you provide in the abstract you submitted to Easy Chair.
    • A succinct description of your financial need including
      • city, state, country that you would be traveling from to attend the meeting;
      • estimated cost of travel, accommodation, and other expenses;
      • current professional or academic status;
      • number of times you have attended the SSILA meeting in the past;
      • year of the most recent meeting you have attended;
      • whether you are applying for funding at another institution or whether you will have support from another institution.
      • any other considerations the committee should be aware of.

Awards will be made on the basis of financial need. In addition, priority will be given to those who:

  • do not have a university or other institutional affiliation;
  • are native speakers of indigenous languages;
  • are the sole author of a paper or poster, or the joint author of a paper or poster whose co-author(s) will not be in attendance;
  • have not received this assistance previously from SSILA.

Travel Award recipients will be notified at the same time as they are notified of the acceptance of their paper.

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