The 22nd Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference

Travel assistance - Emru Townsend Award


The deadline to apply for an Emru Townsend Award is March 14, to help with travel expenses for those presenting conference papers. Three grants, each in the amount of 200 GBP, will be awarded. At current exchange rates, this is roughly 230 EUR or US$315. To apply for a grant, all applications should specifically include:

1) a short bio (including academic/professional/student affiliation, and any roles/responsibilities you have held within S.A.S), from 100 to 500 words in length.

2) the conference paper abstract

3) a short description of the importance of the grant to you, why your research is original, and your particular need for monetary assistance, from 100 to 500 words in length.

Emru Townsend Awards are competitive for S.A.S. members. Applicants must not have been a recipient of an S.A.S. travel grant within the last three years. Travel grants will be awarded in person at the Edinburgh conference. If a person does not attend the conference, then the grant is forfeited.

The award recipients will be announced in April, at the decision of the selection committee. Applicants must send their request by email, adhering to the above 3 guidelines (bio, abstract, short essay about the request, either as text within an email or as an attached Microsoft Word .doc) to Tom Klein at