AAA Conference Student Travel Support


For the fourth year in a row, SMA will be offering conference travel support to five SMA graduate student members, who have had abstracts accepted to the AAA meetings in Washington, DC.  This will be in the form of a $500 travel award, to be given out as a check at this year’s SMA Business Meeting.  Eligibility is restricted to student members of the SMA who are presenting papers or posters at the AAA meeting.

Applications should include the following:  1) proof of current SMA student membership, 2) a copy of the conference abstract, 3) proof of acceptance, and 4) a recommendation letter from an advisor.  Awards will be evaluated based on significance, innovation, and clarity of the submitted abstract, as well as the strength of the letter of support from the advisor, who should discuss the significance of the to-be-presented work.

Please make this easy on us, by compiling all the supporting materials into ONE file and save it in pdf format.  Email materials and any direct inquiries to the SMA 2015 Student Travel Fellowship committee at  The deadline will be September 24th, 2015; awardees will be notified by October 2nd .

Our graduate students are our future!  We hope to see you at the meetings!