Travel Grants are for transportation to and from the conference hotel, including shuttle services, and meeting registration; they do not cover other expenses, including taxis during the meeting, lodging, or food. Travel Grants are reimbursed after the conference. Reimbursement Forms will be found on the Annual Meeting page of the HSS website immediately following the annual meeting.
Travel Grants are only available to those persons participating in the 2017 conference (e.g. presenting a paper, chairing a session, commentator for a session, society governance). All other applications will be rejected. Eligible candidates include graduate students, independent scholars, and recent PhD's (received in the last five years). Only U.S. citizens and individuals at U.S. institutions are eligible for NSF-funded travel grants. There may be other funding options available - check the HSS website for information.
Travel Grant recipients who are traveling from abroad must follow the NSF guidelines regarding using US-flag carrier for flights. Please see the HSS website for more details. Open-skies agreements may allow for more flexibility in selecting a carrier. Failure to follow NSF guidelines for international flights will result in reduced or no reimbursement for your travel.
Please be aware that we regularly receive more grant requests than we can fulfill. Submitting this application does not guarantee that we will be able to reimburse your travel costs.
The deadline for applications for the 2016 HSS Meeting is September 18, 2017. Any applications submitted after this date may not be considered.
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Enter Not Applicable or NA if your address does not have a State or Province
Enter the academic institution you are currently associated with (if applicable).
If you are a graduate student,
we will need proof of your student status.
Please mail, email or fax a copy of your current student ID, or have your department send us a letter
certifying your enrollment to the following address.
History of Science Society
440 Geddes Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Note: Membership increases your chances of receiving a grant.
Will you be receiving travel assistance from your department or another source?
For which meeting will the grant apply ?
Previous Meeting History
Did the PSA or HSS award you a travel grant in the years mentioned below ?
Describe briefly how you will be participating at the conference?
Please be brief but accurate. For example: "Presenting a paper titled 'Newtonian Alchemy'
as part of the session '17th Century Chemistry'";
or "Serving on the HSS Committee on Publications."
If you can, please use the exact title of your paper and session.
Note: The maximum award available is $750.00 for domestic and $1000.00 for international travel.
Airfare: Per NSF rules, you must fly an American flag airline if one serves your travel route.
If you have questions about American flag airlines, please contact the Executive Office before
making your reservations. Actual flight receipts are needed for reimbursement--itineraries are NOT accepted.
If you are driving, we will not reimburse you more than the economy price of a round-trip airfare.
We will need your starting point, destination, one-way miles and round-trip miles.
All values should be in U.S Dollars.
Optional: Used for NSF Records only.
Please Enter any Notes or Concerns you would like to share with us