ANN: Disability History Association Graduate Student Scholarship (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

As part of our commitment to promoting the work of disability historians, DHA is proud to announce its annual graduate student scholarship to attend professional academic conferences. This award is not restricted by the geographic location or type of professional academic conference. The fellowship committee will award either 2 applicants $250 or one applicant $500, depending on strength of proposals and need. The Association will cover expenses to convert currencies if necessary.

To apply for this scholarship applicants should provide a one-page (roughly 250- word) cover letter outlining when, where, and what kind of conference will be attended. Applicants should clearly explain their reason for wanting to attend the conference and what benefits are anticipated by this experience. For example, a candidate may have been accepted to present a paper or may want to interview for jobs at the conference; another may want to do both or may want to learn more about subjects presented that relate to his/her/their own work. Applicants must be members of the DHA in order to receive this scholarship. [A weblink to the DHA membership page can be accessed here.]

This year’s award covers Fall 2016 through Spring 2017. Applications may be submitted now and will be considered in a rolling admissions process. Please send applications to Susan Burch:

Awardees will be announced on the H-Dis listserv. In accepting the scholarship, winners commit to writing a brief article (500-750 words) about the conference for the next DHA newsletter appearing after the event.

For more information on the scholarship please contact Susan Burch at