Litwin Books provides financial support to scholars in LIS and related fields for travel to conferences they attend, domestically or internationally. Travel grants are limited to $500 for domestic conferences and $1000 for travel to a conference outside the recipient's home country. No more than one grant is available per recipient per year, and grants over the course of the year are limited to available funds.
Applications should include a CV, the accepted abstract for the presentation, or the paper itself if available, as well as any information about the conference that may be helpful. Evaluation will be based in part on the paper's "fit" with the publishing program of Litwin Books and its associated imprints. Applications are evaluated by a panel of three judges.
Except in unusual circumstances, funds will be a reimbursement of travel and lodging expenses up to the award amount, based on documentation of the expense and evidence that you participated in the conference (nametag, program, tweets, etc.)
Applications may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1st and November 1st of each year. Recipients of the travel grant will be notified on July 1st and December 1st.
We ask that you acknowledge the travel grant in your presentation and on your CV.
Natalie Baur, to travel from Mexico City to Portland, Oregon, as co-organizer of a one-day forum on community archives during the Society of American Archivists meeting in 2017. $1000
Jamila Ghaddar, to participate in a panel titled, "Archival interventions: Anti-violence and social justice work in community contexts," at the Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2016. $500
Nathaniel Moore, to present his paper, "Speaking Truth to Power: Archives, Community Engagement and Advocacy," at the Northwest Archivist Annual Conference in Denver in 2016. $500
Jen LaBarbera, to present her paper, "History in the Making: How Archives and Activists Can Work Together," at the Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium in 2016. $500
Marika L. Cifor, to present her paper, "Blood, Sweat, and Hair: The Archival Potential of Queer and Trans Bodies," at the Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium in 2016. $500
Julie Winkelstein, to present her paper, "Safe in the Stacks: Public Libraries Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth," at the Public Library Association Annual Conference in 2016. $500
Nathaniel Enright, to present his paper, "The Austerity of Literacy: The Financialization of Information and the Politics of Debt," at the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians in 2015. $1000
Anna Wilson, to present her paper, "Comparing Indigenous Approaches to Autism with Western Approaches to Autism," at the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians in 2015. $500