The SMT provides funding to certain eligible groups to travel to the annual meeting, including underrepresented ethnic minority groups, international scholars, independent/unsupported/undersupported scholars, those who need family care, and those whose attendance at the Annual Meeting incurs extra disability-related expenses.
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.
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.
More info on the Minority Travel Grant
International Travel Grant
Available to non-US and non-Canadian citizens who reside outside of the United States and Canada.
More info on the International Travel Grant
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.
More info on the Independent Scholar Grant
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.
More info on the Family Care Grant
Available to those SMT members whose attendance at the Annual Meeting incurs extra disability-related expenses.
More info on the Accessibility Grant