Applications are now being accepted for the offering of a stipend to help offset travel costs incurred by PhD students who attend professional meetings to present their own research paper/poster.
WHO MAY APPLY?
Any Doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology may apply if they gave a scholarly paper/poster in either the fall or spring semester following the annual meeting of the Wyoming Archaeological Society.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION?
A completed cover page available from the Departmental Office Associate or State Archaeologist, and must be signed by the applicant. Also:
1. A letter of support from your major Professor, or the faculty member most familiar with
2. A typed copy of your presented paper, complete with citations.
3. A copy of travel, lodging, and meal receipts related to the presentation, reimbursable up to the amount of the award. If you have not yet attended the meeting, but have travel or lodging reservation/receipts, then submit them.
WHERE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETED APPLICATION?:
Submit one copy of the completed application packet to the Jensen/Robson Travel Award Committee, in the Department of Anthropology Office, Anthropology Building, Room 106, University of Wyoming, Laramie. The Departmental Office Associate will keep a file to hold all applications until they are delivered to the committee for review. These materials must be delivered two weeks before the annual WAS meeting or the application will not be considered.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM AWARDED SUPPORT?
Anticipated support varies but normally runs around $750.00 (1/3 being contributed by each sponsor named above.) The Executive Treasurer of the Wyoming Archaeological Foundation will mail recipient(s) a letter notifying recipient(s) of the award amount and the check will be included. You will be invited to present your paper/poster at the next Wyoming Archaeological Society spring meeting and encouraged to submit an abstract of the research to The Wyoming Archaeologist. If and when the scholarly paper is published the award recipient(s) is asked to acknowledge WAS, WAF, and WAPA as contributors to the effort.
Wyoming Archaeological Society
Wyoming Archaeological Foundation
Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists