Travel Awards

The ARLIS/NA-TC-Chapter is pleased to offer annually a travel award or multiple smaller awards for professional development of ARLIS/NA-TC members.  The award(s) are intended to enhance professional development of early, mid, and late career ARLIS/NA members by supporting attendance to the annual conference or other ARLIS/NA sponsored professional development opportunities. The awards may be used for:

  1. Travel to or registration expenses for the ARLIS/NA Conference in St. Louis during April 21–25, 2020
  2. Travel to attend any ARLIS/NA Chapter Meeting or conference in 2020 
  3. Enrollment in the The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, June 2020 
  4. A one-year membership to ARLIS/NA for new members


Applicants for the award must be current ARLIS/NA and/or ARLIS/NA-TC members at the time of application. Applicants who receive partial or no institutional funding toward the cost of attending conferences or workshops or for professional memberships will be given priority. Preference is given to chapter officers, conference speakers, moderators, ARLIS/NA committee members, students, first-time conference attendees, or new ARLIS/NA members but all are encouraged to apply. Travel or enrollment must occur within 18 months of receiving the award.  Awardees must use award funds in their entirety for membership, or registration or travel costs for conference or workshop attendance. If an awardee chooses not to use award funds over and above the cost of ARLIS/NA-TC membership, additional awards may be given at the discretion of the award committee, or the remaining funds will be reserved for future ARLIS/NA-TC programming or awards. A person who receives an award will not be eligible to apply for another award until after 3 years.

Timeline and Process

Applications are due on January 18, 2019

Applicants seeking the award are asked to present a letter (via e-mail) to members of the Travel Award Committee. The letter should include a statement of qualifications, the amount of expected institutional funding, proposed conference program involvement, and expected benefits or outcomes.

This award is intended to cover the cost of a single member-rate early registration plus fees for at least one workshop or tour.

Please send letters of application to the head of the travel award committee, Ginny Moran at

Administration of the Award

The Travel Award Committee will review all applications and select a recipient. The recipient will be informed and asked to accept or decline the award in writing. If the first choice award recipient declines, an alternative person from the applicant pool will be selected and offered the award. Upon receiving written acceptance of the award, the ARLIS/NA-TC Secretary/Treasurer will send the recipient a check four to six weeks prior to the start of the conference.

Award recipients are asked to write a brief conference recap for the chapter web site and give a short presentation at the first chapter meeting following the conference.

We encourage all members who plan to attend the annual conference to apply.

Conference Reports

2016 Travel Award Report–Bailey Diers

2014 Travel Award Report–Margit Wilson