Announcement: Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) Outreach Grants

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Deadline: January 15, 2018

The SHCY will award one $500 grant and one $1000 grant for events that advance SHCY’s mission of promoting the history of children and youth by supporting research about childhood, youth cultures, and the experience of young people across diverse times and places; fostering study across disciplinary and methodological boundaries; providing venues for scholars to communicate with one another; and promoting excellence in scholarship. The events must take place during 2018. 

1. The $500 grant is intended to help defray expenses for speakers, workshops, and other scholarly events fully or partially devoted to the history of children and youth.

Possible uses:
•Keynote speakers or panelists
•Printed materials
•Support for students attending the event

2. The $1000 grant is intended to help offset costs of a regional conference dedicated to the history of children and youth. The Society is particularly interested in supporting programs that address the the histories of children and youth in interdisciplinary and transnational ways.

Application deadline for both grants: January 15, 2018.

Terms of the grants:
•Applicants must be members of SHCY. (See for membership information.)
•Recipients of 2016 and 2017 Outreach Grants cannot receive 2018 grants, and no one may apply for more than one 2018 grant.
•Funds will be distributed directly to host departments or institutions prior to the event.
SHCY must be acknowledged as co-sponsor on all print and web-based materials and announcements, and, when appropriate, in speaker introductions. When possible, use the SHCY logo and link to the SHCY website.
SHCY must be sent PDF’s or links to announcements and promotional materials before the event.
•A report must be submitted to the chairsof the Outreach Committee no later than thirty days after the funded event. It should consist of the following:
—Blog post describing the event for use on the SHCY website
—Summary of the attendance (size, makeup)
—Copy of appropriate printed materials or screenshots of websites
—Description of the actual expenses covered by the grant

Note: If the event funded by the grant is part of a larger conference or other function, the funded portion of the conference must be identified as discrete portions of the program and labeled as co-sponsored by SHCY.

One-page applications should be submitted as a PDF via email to the Outreach Committee chair Catherine Jones ( Please put "SHCY 2018 Outreach Grant Application" in the subject line of your email.  They should include:

----Name and contact information of primary organizer/contact.

—Date, location, and primary sponsor of event
—Description of event that articulates how it contributes to all or part of SHCY’s mission, described above. (250-500 words)

—Description of anticipated audience (size, makeup)
—Total cost of event and other confirmed or potential funding sources
Note: The Committee may request additional information from applicants about their event and about the participants and intended audience.

The Outreach Committee will recommend awardees to the SHCY Executive Committee, which will make final decisions. Recipients of grants will be announced by mid-February 2018.