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Revised: Call for applications for the 2022-2023 CALA Conference Travel Grant

Published on: February 14, 2023

Dear CALA Members:

This is a revised Call for applications for the 2022-2023 CALA Conference Travel Grant. Please discard the email sent out on January 6th, 2023.

The CALA Conference Travel Grant Subcommittee is pleased to announce that the 2022-2023 Conference Travel Grant is now available for application. There are ten grants available for CALA members this year. 

This travel grant supports CALA members in their efforts to play an active role at professional conferences for their professional or career development.  

Each recipient will receive a check for $500.00 from the CALA Treasurer after the CALA’s Executive Committee approves the recommendation and announces it to the CALA list.   

Applicant Eligibility:  

·         The applicant must be a current CALA member in good standing.  

·         The applicant must have an assigned duty at the conference to be attended, e.g., to present a paper, to chair a committee, or to serve as an officer to convene a meeting.  

·         All grant activities must be within the funding period of the year (January 1, 2023-June 30, 2023).   

·         The applicant has not received the CALA conference travel grant in the past three years.  

Supported Conferences:  

The CALA conference travel grant supports CALA members attending all professional conferences associated with library and information science. Priority will be given to those conferences that CALA sponsors/cosponsors/play an active role in endorsing. The recommended conferences include, but are not limited to:  

·         CALA sponsors/cosponsors international, national, or regional conferences, meetings, and forums.  

·         ALA conferences and meetings (generally used for ALA LibLearnX in January or Annual Conference in June, including all those of its divisions, roundtables, and standing committees).         

·         Other conferences that advance and promote the profession of library and information science.   

A complete application must consist of the following documents:   

•      A completed CALA Conference Travel Grant Application Form (Attached).   

•      A statement outlining the needs and benefits of the grant (no more than 500 words).   

•      Supporting documentation that denotes the applicant’s assigned professional or administrative responsibility at the conference: a copy of the conference invitation letter, abstract of presentation or paper, and recommendation letter from supervisor or peers.   

•      Updated Curriculum Vitae.  

Grant Recipient Requirements:  

•      Each recipient must submit a one-page report of the conference experience to the CALA Travel Grant Subcommittee within the one month following the conference the person attended.  

•      The submitted reports will be posted on the CALA website and published in the CALA Newsletter.  

•      All grant recipients are strongly encouraged to volunteer to serve on CALA committees and participate in CALA events actively.  

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023. Announcement of the final recipients will be made by the committee no later than May 10, 2023.  

A complete Travel Grant Application Form and required documents should be sent via email by March 31, 2023 to:   

Ping Fu,  

Hong Li, 

Ya Wang, 



CALA Conference Travel Grant Subcommittee (2022-2023)   

Ping Fu, (Chair) 

Hong Li, 

Ya Wang,