June 22, 2017

Apply for the Sewell Travel Award to Attend the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting

Is your position related to public health or a public health related field? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days?  Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA in early November.  We anticipate funding approximately 8 non-local librarians ($1,235) and 2 local librarians ($730).  The award will reimburse you for the cost of APHA membership and early bird conference registration. Non-local librarians receive additional funds to help offset the cost associated with travel.

Deadline for submission is July 17, 2017 at Midnight (Eastern).

Eligibility requirements:
  1. Be a librarian or information specialist with an MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree;
  2. Work with or have accepted a librarian/information specialist position that now includes, or will include in the near future, working with public health practitioners or PH/PH-related students, staff, and faculty;
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status (i.e., a holder of a “green card”).
 Please note: There is no requirement that you be a member of MLA or PH/HA.

Are you a Federal employee?
  1. The Sewell Stipend is issued as a refund check to the recipient after the conference ends. Federal employees are generally prohibited from receiving funds in this manner.
  2. Before applying for the stipend ask your supervisor whether or not you are allowed to accept the stipend.
  3. If required, we can issue the check to the agency that employs you rather than directly to you. Please provide a letter on agency letterhead from your supervisor saying you may apply and include to whom the check would be issued along with a mailing address.

To apply, visit the Sewell Stipend LibGuide. Deadline for submission is July 17 at Midnight (Eastern).  If you have any questions, please send them to HelenaVonVille@gmail.com.

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