Travel grants

IOHA CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

 

For each international conference the IOHA is able to provide small grants for a limited number of participants. The IOHA Conference Scholarship Fund aims to bring together international oral history scholars from inside and outside the academic realm, to continue building a unique global platform for professional exchange and comparative oral history inquiry.

IOHA Conference Grants take the form of financial support for travel costs, accommodation or conference fees. The grant is a supplement; applicants are advised to start looking for funds from other sources as soon as they determine their intention to participate.

Sue Anderson (Australia), Outi Fingerroos (Finland), Martha Narkunas (USA), and Mark Wong (Singapore) make up the scholarship committee.

Scholarship application deadline is December 30th 2017.

Consideration will be given only to those whose proposals for inclusion in the conference program have been accepted.

The IOHA Scholarship Committee will send out notification letters to all applicants whose application has reached us before the deadline by December 30th 2017. In order to receive an award, those selected must submit their final abstracts and papers by the published deadline and present their papers in person at the conference in Jyväskylä.

The final confirmation of IOHA Scholarship Award will depend on the submission of your paper. Any offer we make will be withdrawn if you do not submit your final paper.

Criteria for Scholarship Award

Only applicants who have submitted and had their paper proposal accepted for presentation will be considered for scholarship. We support scholars whose research and professional interests demonstrate a good record of oral history work, whose paper proposal shows strong relevance to oral history, who are able to show how their international exchange will benefit oral history in their region or subject-area, and who successfully establish strong financial need.

The following priorities are considered in determining scholarship awards (in at random order):
1.    Applicants from developing and economically poorer nations.
2.    Applicants from geographical areas under-represented in IOHA.
3.    Independent scholars from developed nations with proven financial need
4.    Promising new and younger scholars.
5.    Those who have never attended any IOHA Conference.
6.    Those who have not traveled to any international or out-of-country conference in the last three years.
7.    Those who did not receive a scholarship for the last IOHA meeting in Bancalore, 2016).

Please know that funds are limited. We may not be able to support all scholars who fulfill the qualifications listed above. We will, however, make every attempt to support qualified applicants.

Application form will be available soon.