Apply for travel award to SLA

SPARKS AWARD for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Travel stipend to attend the 2013 SLA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA Application Deadline: March 1, 2013 The Chemistry Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) is sponsoring a student/new member travel award to defray the costs of attending the 2013 SLA Annual Conference June 9-11 in San Diego, CA. The award is intended to encourage the professional development of student members and new members of the Chemistry Division and encourage their participation in Chemistry Division activities.



$1,500 stipend to attend the 2013 SLA Annual Conference. The winner also receives an award certificate at the Annual Conference during the Chemistry Division Business Meeting & Breakfast.



All student members of the Chemistry Division and all new members of the Chemistry Division (individuals who have joined since January 2012) are eligible. All applicants must have joined the Chemistry Division by March 1, 2013. See below for information on joining SLA and the Chemistry Division.

Individuals who accept a travel award or stipend for the annual conference from any other SLA entity are not eligible for the Marion E. Sparks Award for Professional Development. Travel funds provided by your employer, your school (for students), or any other non-SLA affiliated group do not affect your eligibility.



Please submit the following:

1) A brief essay that: a) articulates your objectives for professional development; and b) indicates what you hope to gain from attending the SLA Annual Conference. Maximum length: 2 pages.

2) Resume

3) Names of two references

4) Brief budget (expected expenses for registration, airfare, lodging, food and/or continuing education course).

Registration in a Chemistry Division or other Continuing Education (CE) course is recommended, but not required.


All applications must be received by March 1, 2013. The winner will be notified by March 18, 2013.

Essays will be judged by a panel of SLA Chemistry Division members.



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