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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Women in Technological History (WITH) SHOT Conference Grant

a Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Special Interest Group (SIG) 


The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Special Interest Group (SIG) for Women in Technological History (WITH) announces its conference grant for 2017. Designed to defray some costs associated with attending the SHOT conference (such as lodging, meals, and other incidental expenses), the grant is open to individuals giving a paper at the 2017 annual meeting in Philadelphia. The reviewing committee prioritizes scholars whose presentations address women, gender, race, ethnicity, and/or difference in the history of technology. Women, minorities, international scholars, and those who are new to SHOT, are particularly encouraged to apply. 

For more information on SHOT 2017 in Philadelphia, see:

Awardees receive a check for $250 with the possibility of additional funds depending on stated need and WITH’s resources. Winners will be recognized in Philadelphia at the WITH luncheon meeting, where they will receive a check for the amount of the grant. Applicants should register and pay for the SHOT Conference and the WITH luncheon individually, prior to the conference registration deadline.

To apply, please send 1) a cover letter that incorporates a brief budget of anticipated expenses associated with your trip to Philadelphia, a list of any other grants or funding that may offset these expenses, and a brief abstract of your proposed paper, 2) evidence that your paper has been accepted by the SHOT program committee, and 3) a one page curriculum vitae. All application materials should be forwarded to

The application deadline for the WITH Travel Award is August 15th, 2017.

Applicants should also consider applying for a SHOT travel grant, a larger program intended to help cover the more substantial costs of airfare and basic conference registration, or an EDITH conference grant, which focuses on diversity and international participation at SHOT. You may receive both a WITH and EDITH conference grant and a SHOT travel grant in the same year. Scholars with higher travel expenses may be able to piece together funds from all three sources. 

SHOT travel grants are particularly intended for graduate students, independent scholars, and young professionals just beginning their careers, as well as SHOT International Scholars. Eligible members residing outside the US, Canada, and Western Europe are especially encouraged to apply. For more information on SHOT travel grants, please see:

For more information and contact information about EDITH conference grants, please see:
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