Graduate Student and Independent Scholar Travel Grant

The Graduate Student and Independent Scholar Travel Grant provides up to $1,000 for local travel and up to $1,500 for international travel to one member presenting a paper at the ASEEES Annual Convention and to one member presenting a paper at the CAA Annual Convention. Applications are evaluated based on the academic merit of the paper and financial need. SHERA is especially committed to subsidizing a graduate student or independent scholar who is attending the conference for the first time and who has no local institutional resources for travel support. Eligible independent scholars are those SHERA members who have been awarded the Ph.D. within the previous five years. Applicants must be SHERA members in good standing. The Travel Grant is made possible by a generous donation from an anonymous donor. Deadline for the Travel Grants are generally soon after the notice of acceptance of papers by ASEEES and CAA.

Past Winners

  • CAA 2020

    Anna Paluch

    Carleton University

    “From Turtle Island to Vistula’s Shores: Indigenous and Slavic Futurisms in Dialogue”

  • ASEEES 2019

    Yulia Karpova

    Open Society Archives, Budapest

    “Late Soviet Studio Ceramics as a Site of Institutional Critique”

  • CAA 2019

    Ekaterina Heath

    University of Sydney

    “Picturing Cathay in Russia: Political use of Chinoiserie interiors under Empress Elisabeth Petrovna and Emperor Peter III”

  • ASEEES 2018

    Denis Stolyarov

    Courtauld Institute of Art

    “Contested Spaces: Radical Potential in the Post-Soviet Art Gallery”

  • CAA 2017

    Maria Lanko

    University of Aberdeen

    “Participation and Collectivity in Art of the Soviet and post-Soviet Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine since the 1970s”