2019 Diversity Travel Award
Announcements

The Rural Sociological Society (RSS) and the Committee on Diversity are pleased to announce that travel awards are available to support the attendance and participation of minority participants at the annual conference to be held in Richmond, Virginia. These awards will be awarded on a competitive basis and are meant to assist participants in defraying costs associated with attending the RSS meeting.

We anticipate granting awards at the minimum amount of $500 per recipient or at a maximum amount of $750; however, the amount of funds and the number of awards may fluctuate depending on the number of applications and the need described therein.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

To be eligible for the award, an applicant must be:

  • An active participant of the meeting by presenting a paper, participating on a panel, or presenting a poster on research. We encourage applications from both academics and nonacademics.
In addition, for students: 
  • A student pursuing a degree relevant to rural studies in an academic institution.
  • A student member of the Rural Sociological Society at the time of receiving the award.

To apply, an applicant must submit: 

  • A completed Travel Award Application (see below) 

Completed applications should be submitted via e-mail to Laura McKinney ([email protected]) not later than Thursday, February 15, 2019, 11:59pm (EST). 

The Diversity Committee will make selections and announce decisions by March 31, 2019. No part of the application may be submitted by fax and only applications from individuals on their own behalf will be accepted.

To download the application, click here.