Travel Grants and Family Care Grants

Through financial resources provided by donors and members, the SMT is able to make available a number of awards and grants. Individuals may apply for more than one kind of travel grant for which they qualify, but may only be awarded a maximum amount of overall funding equal to the largest grant for which they have applied.

  1. Minority Travel Grant: Available to individuals belonging to an underrepresented ethnic minority group and who are citizens of, or currently residing in, the US or Canada.
  2. International Travel Grant: Available to non-US and non-Canadian citizens who reside outside of the United States and Canada.
  3. Independent/Unsupported/Undersupported Scholar Grant: Available to those who do not have academic positions, or who study or teach at institutions that do not support scholarly conference attendance.
  4. Family Care Grant: Available to those SMT members whose attendance at the Annual Meeting incurs extra family care expenses. This grant is available only to current SMT members.
  5. Accessibility Grant: Available to those SMT members whose attendance at the Annual Meeting incurs extra disability-related expenses.

The deadline for receipt of applications for these grants is August 1, 2018, 5pm EST for #s 1-4, and August 15, 2018, 5pm EST for # 5.