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Event Grants

The Society for the History of Children and Youth offers event grants every biennium 
SHCY will award two $500 grants and one $1500 grant for events that take place in 2023–24

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

    The $1500 grant will help offset the costs of a regional conference 
    dedicated to the history of children and youth and held in 2023–24.

    Possible Uses:

    • Keynote speakers or panelists
    • Receptions
    • Printed materials
    • Publicity
    • Support for students attending the event 
       

    Application deadline for both grants: February 1, 2023 (notice of decision April 1).

    One-page applications should be submitted as PDF files via email to the Outreach Committee: Emily BruceMichael Grossberg, and Karen Sands-O’Connor.

    Please include:

    • Date, location, and primary sponsor of event
    • Description of audience (size, makeup)
    • Total cost of event and other confirmed or potential funding sources
    • Description of event that articulates how it contributes to all or part of SHCY’s mission: 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.


    Eligibility and Terms of the grants:

    • Applicants must be members of SHCY. (See http://shcyhome.org/membership/ for  membership information.)
    • Recipients of 2022–23 Outreach Grants cannot receive 2023–24 grants, and no one may apply for more than one 2023–24 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 PDFs or links to announcements and promotional materials before the event.
    • A report must be submitted to the chairs of 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

     

    Recipients of grants will be announced by April 1, 2023