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SHCY Events Grants 2022-23 - A Call for Applications

The Society for the History of Childhood and Youth will award two $500 grants and one $1500 grant for events that take place in 2022–23.

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. Possible uses:

  1. Keynote speakers or panelists

  2. Receptions

  3. Printed materials

  4. Publicity

  5. Support for students attending the event 

The $1500 grant will help offset the costs of a regional conference dedicated to the history of children and youth and held in 2022–23.

Application deadline for both grants: February 28, 2022 (notice of decision April 1). One-page applications should be submitted as PDF files via email to the Outreach Committee: Emily Bruce, Divya Kannan, and David Pomfret.

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 2019–21 Outreach Grants cannot receive 2022–23 grants, and no one may apply for more than one 2022 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 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, 2022.