Apply for a SAAF Travel Award

  • 1.  Apply for a SAAF Travel Award

    Posted Jul 02, 2020 04:38 PM

    The Society of American Archivists Foundation Board voted unanimously to transform the SAAF Travel Award to a registration award program that will support up to 122 archivists' attendance at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2020: The Virtual Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and SAA, August 6-7, 2020.

    Travel awards may be applied only to conference registration fees for the 2020 Virtual Joint Annual Meeting. Only current SAA members are eligible for this award. The primary criterion for selection will be financial need.

    Applicants must complete this online form and attach a résumé or curriculum vitae.

    Award determinations will be made by a selection committee comprising three SAA Foundation Board members and one SAA Council member and will be based on applicants' responses to the following:

    • How will attendance at the Joint Annual Meeting contribute to your professional development and career goals?
    • Provide an explanation of your financial need.

    Applications are due no later than July 15, 2020, at 11:59 pm CT.

    All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by July 22-in advance of the August 4 registration deadline.


    Awardees are required to attend the entire conference. Within 30 days of the end of the Joint Annual Meeting, awardees must submit:

    • A meeting evaluation form demonstrating attendance at sessions.
    • A 400- to 600-word report assessing the value received from the travel award and noting any suggestions for improving the travel award process.

    Applications are due no later than July 15, 2020, at 11:59 pm CT.



    The Society of American Archivists Foundation is the nation's leading source of nonprofit funding dedicated to the interests of archives and archivists.  Donations to the SAA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible.

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