HOPOS 2012
June 21-24, 2012
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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For those of you who are traveling to Nova Scotia next week to attend HOPOS 2012 and who are eligible for travel reimbursement, I have posted the forms you will need here: http://mypages.iit.edu/~schmaus/HOPOS/2012/

Those who are eligible include graduate students, young scholars who have completed their doctorates within the last five years, and independent scholars and others without access to travel funds from a university department.

See you next week!

Warren Schmaus, President, HOPOS

Travel Grants
for Graduate Students, Post-Docs,Independent Scholars, and recent Ph.Ds.
For more information, contact

Non-US Citizens and Students in non-US Graduate Programs

There will be funds available for reimbursing travel expenses for non-US, those who have received their PhDs less than 5 years ago, retirees, and independent scholars who are not part of an academic department with a travel budget. To take advantage of this opportunity, please have receipts on hand and see Ed Slowik at the conference, or contact him at eslowik@winona.edu

US Citizens and Students in US Graduate Programs

HOPOS is included in the 7-society travel grant, awarded by NSF.

To be eligible, you must be either a US citizen or a student in a graduate program in the United States.  Also, you must participate in the HOPOS 2012 meeting, either by being on the program or by being in a governing committee meeting, which in our case would be either the Steering Committee or the journal's editorial board.  First priority is given to graduate students and independent scholars.  "Independent scholar" is broadly defined to include retired faculty who no longer have access to travel funds from an academic institution.  Second priority is given to scholars who have received their PhDs within the last five years.

Travel from the US to Canada counts as international travel, so HOPOI are eligible to receive reimbursements of up to 1000 dollars.  However, it is only for travel, including airfare and travel to and from airports.  If you drive, you can be reimbursed an amount equal to or less than your airfare would have been, at 55 cents per mile.  Registration fees may also be reimbursed, but not room and board.  Another stipulation is that the NSF would prefer that one use a US carrier, unless to do so would add more than 3 hours to one's trip.

You must save all your original receipts and prepare an expense report.  Someone in HOPOS will soon be designated to collect these materials, which we then send on the History of Science Society, which is coordinating all these travel grants.

The purpose of this grant is mainly to encourage younger scholars to participate in professional society meetings by making it financially possible for them to attend.  That is, we don't want to see grad students, post-docs, recent PhDs, etc. not submitting paper or symposium proposals just because they feel they cannot afford to go to Halifax this June.

The amount available to each student cannot be determined in advance, and will be provided following the conference. To take advantage of this opportunity, please have receipts on hand and see Ed Slowik at the conference, or contact him at eslowik@winona.edu

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Local Organizing Committee
Darren Abramson, Sina Adl, Micah Anshan, Adriana Benzaquén, Samantha Copeland, Ford Doolittle, Andrew Fenton, Mélanie Frappier,  Lisa Gannett, Letitia Meynell, Gordon McOuat, Kathryn Morris, Lisa Mullins, Andrew Reynolds, Eve Roberts, Ian Stewart.
Many thanks to our sponsors 
The University of King's College, Dalhousie University, Cape Breton University, Saint Mary's University; Situating Science (Atlantic Node)

Send all inquiries to  hopos@dal.ca
Last updated March 28, 2012