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Student travel support

The society has the financial means to support only a portion of students' travel costs. Award amounts will depend on the total amount of funding available to ISHPSSB, the relative cost of travel between the students' locations and Montréal, and the ability of applicants to access additional resources. For recent previous meetings, award amounts ranged from USD 50 to USD 1000, and averaged about USD 300. This represented one-half to two-thirds of travel costs that remained for students once their institutional funds had been applied.

Application forms are available here. Send applications and supporting documentation to Laura Perini, ISHPSSB Treasurer: via email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; via fax to Department of Philosophy, Pomona College (909) 621-8540, or by regular mail to Laura Perini, Department of Philosophy, 551 N. College Ave, Claremont CA 91711, USA.

For your application to be considered complete, you must (i) provide documentation of your travel costs (copy of receipt, travel agent quote, screen shot from airline website or site such as Expedia or Travelocity, etc.) based on best available fare, and (ii) ensure that your graduate advisor sends an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., confirming the amount and source of any additional financial support you have available and that you are currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student in good standing.

Once you send in your application, it is your responsibility to keep your file up to date by providing prompt notification of any changes in your circumstances (attendance at the meeting, status as a full-time graduate student in good standing, itinerary, estimated travel costs, expected financial support, etc.). The Travel Support Committee will process the applications and notify applicants of the results by mid-April. Any award that you are offered at this time will be contingent on the information that has been provided and subject to adjustment should your circumstances change. For example, if the amount of financial support that is available to you from your institution increases, the amount of your award will decrease proportionately. To receive your award, you will be required to submit a completed reimbursement form and original travel receipts (including all boarding passes) within one month following the conference.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is March 21, 2015 had been EXTENDED TO APRIL 3rd, 2015. This new extended deadline is firm: NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.