National AALAS Annual Meeting Travel Award


The amount of the award is determined annually by the Branch Board of Directors ($1,000 for 2017). The award is designed for Branch members who normally would not have the opportunity to attend the Annual National AALAS Meeting, not for those in any position where travel would be supported by their institution. This is an excellent opportunity for those members who desire to broaden their experience and participation in AALAS.

How to Apply:

1. Applicants must be an Appalachian Branch member in good standing.

2. Applicants must complete the award application attaching a statement of interest expressing why they want to attend and what they expect to gain or achieve in relation to their future career goals.

3. A letter of recommendation from the applicants supervisor must be attached including: 1) a statement that the institution will allow the applicant to attend the meeting; 2) that they will provide the required additional funding for the applicant and 3) the applicant would not otherwise be allowed to attend the national meeting.

4. Recipients are required to write an article for the December Branch Newsletter or do a platform session at the Branch Winter Meeting about what they learned, their impressions of the meeting, and what they gained by attending.

Please insure all the above requirements are met and that the application is postmarked/email dated by the deadline indicated on the application. Incomplete or late applications may be rejected.

The application will be reviewed by the Branch Awards Committee. The recommended recipient must be approved by the Branch Board of Directors at the summer quarter Branch meeting and will be announced during the meeting. Award recipients who do not attend the meeting must return the award to the Branch treasury. Travel awards are not transferable.


Travel Award Application (MS-Word doc)