SSP Travel Grants Karen King 15 Feb 2008 20:54 UTC

Travel Grants Sponsored by the Society for Scholarly Publishing

Students and Early Career Professionals: apply for a travel grant to
attend the Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
in May, 2008.

Professional and Scholarly Publishers: support the development and
growth of staff and colleagues in your organization by encouraging them
to apply for a Society for Scholarly Publishing travel grant.

This travel grant program is designed to introduce students of
publishing and information science and early career publishing
professionals in the first three years of employment to the many
educational and networking opportunities available at the popular and
informative SSP annual meeting.  The program includes several components
that will help grant awardees optimize their experience.  Awardees will
be paired with mentors who hold senior management positions within SSP
member organizations.  Mentors will help grantees plug into the
educational and networking opportunities available at the Annual
Conference.  Additionally, the Conference Program will offer several
opportunities designed to engage those who are relatively new to the

Successful applicants will be granted free registration at the Annual
Meeting and will be eligible for re-imbursement of up to $1,000 for
travel and lodging expenses incurred to attend the SSP annual meeting,
to be held May 28-30 in the Westin Copley Hotel, Boston MA. Applications
must be completed online; application forms will be available shortly at  The application deadline is March 7, 2008. Grant
awardees will be selected and notified by March 31, 2008.  To find out
more on what past awardees gained from the experience, see:

The Society for Scholarly Publishing gratefully acknowledges support
provided by CrossRef and Rockefeller University Press for the SSP Travel
Grants Program.

About the Society for Scholarly Publishing
SSP is an international nonprofit professional association founded in
1978. SSP's objectives are to facilitate learning, communication, and
the advancement of appropriate technologies among all those who are
involved with scholarly communication. In addition to its annual
meeting, SSP conducts the Top Management Roundtable, and educational
seminars throughout the year. For more information contact Will
Wakeling, Chair, SSP Grants and Scholarships Committee, at (tel. 617.373.5001)