Applications are invited from members living outside the U.S. and graduate student members who seek funds to help defray the cost of transportation to attend and present a paper at the annual meeting. At the time of application, applicants must be members of the Association for the Sociology of Religion who will commit themselves to attend and present a paper at the meeting should the Travel Grant be approved. Grant recipients are expected to spend a minimum of 2 nights in the meeting hotel and to participate in the entirety of the meeting.
There is no application form, but the prospective grantee should communicate his/her desire to be considered for an award to the Program Chair and the Executive Officer at the time s/he submits a paper abstract for the meeting. Therefore, the deadline is the same as appears on the “Call for Papers” in the “Annual Meeting” section of this website. In the communication, s/he should indicate the reason for his/her need and show that s/he has a way of obtaining the additional funds necessary to make the trip.
In general, students from the U.S./Canada receive $500 or less, while scholars from outside of North America receive $500 or more. The $500 figure may be exceeded in cases where the prospective grantee is traveling from a lesser developed country (e.g., those listed in Category C of the World Bank’s classification of world economies).
All applications must be submitted electronically to the Program Chair, Kelly Chong, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and to the Executive Officer, James Cavendish, at email@example.com, by April 30, 2013.
In general, the Program Chair and Executive Officer, in consultation with the International Liaison Committee, evaluate the applications and decide how to allocate the funds, subject to the concurrence of the President. The Executive Officer then informs the recipients. No one receives Gallagher moneys in advance. The grants are paid in cash the first day of the meeting.