CALA Conference Travel Grant

The CALA conference travel grant supports CALA members attending ALA Annual Conference.

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.  
  • Applicants will be evaluated on service to CALA as well as conference involvement (presentation, participation in conference planning, etc.)

A complete application must consist of the following documents:   

  • A completed CALA Conference Travel Grant Application Form.   
  • 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.  
  • Each grant recipient must submit a registration receipt to CALA Treasurer for reimbursement of the registration fee.
  • All grant recipients must serve in a CALA committee/subcommittee/taskforce the following year and participate in CALA events actively.

Application Deadline: TBD.

Announcement of the final recipients will be made by the committee no later than TBD.

Past Recipients

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