The SMA offers conference travel support to five SMA graduate students, who have had abstracts accepted to the annual meeting of the AAA. This will be in the form of a $500 travel award, to be given out as a check at the SMA Business Meeting during the AAA meeting. Eligibility is restricted to student members of the SMA, who are presenting papers or posters at the AAA meeting.
Applications should include the following:
1. Proof of current SMA student membership.
2. Copy of the conference abstract.
3. Proof of acceptance of the abstract.
4. Recommendation letter from an advisor.
Awards will be evaluated based on significance, innovation, and clarity of the submitted abstract, as well as the strength of the letter of support from the advisor, who should discuss the significance of the to-be-presented work.
Please compile all the supporting materials in ONE file and save it in PDF format. Email materials and any direct inquiries to the SMA 2016 Student Travel Award committee at firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for submissions is September 24, 2016. Awardees will be notified by October 2, 2016.