Call for Applicants: PH/HA Travel Stipend to Attend MLA in Boston!
PH/HA will be offering a travel stipend again this year to attend MLA. If you are interested, please fill out the application form and submit it to Joseph Nicholson. The form is available on the PH/HA website at: http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-travel-stipend/
The deadline for applications is in 11 short days: March 22, 2013! The winner will be notified by March 29, in time to make a last minute decision to get the early-bird discount. Download the form and send it in this week! Who doesn’t want free money?
MLA’s Public Health/Health Administration Section (PH/HA) is offering a stipend of up to $750 to assist one section member in attending the annual meeting who would otherwise have difficulty in doing so. The hope is that this stipend increases professional contacts, projects, and involvement for the recipient, and expands the pool of active members of PH/HA.
PH/HA will offer this stipend only during years in which sufficient funds are available in the PH/HA treasury.
CRITERIA FOR RECEIVING AWARD
_Must be a current member of PH/HA and MLA._
_Any PH/HA member may receive this stipend one time only._
Preferential selection will be given to applicants who document that they (in order of preference):
Are presenting a paper at a PH/HA section program.
Are a Chair or member of a PH/HA committee.
Are presenting a paper at any section program (content should be relevant to PH/HA members).
Are presenting a poster at the meeting (content should be relevant to PH/HA members).
Have formal obligations at the MLA Annual Meeting relevant to PH/HA.
ACCEPTABLE CONFERENCE EXPENSES
MLA conference registration fees
MLA conference continuing education course fees
Travel expenses (Air fare, rail, or daily parking fees)
SELECTION OF RECIPIENT
The recipient of the award will be determined by a jury comprised of three PH/HA members, including at least the Secretary/Treasurer and the most recent recipient.
CONDITION OF RECEIVING AWARD
Stipend recipients will document their experiences at the MLA conference for the PH/HA blog by August 31 of each year. An essay of 500-1,000 words would be sufficient, although greater length is fine. Some possible themes: people you met at the conference or projects that grew out of these contacts.
Recipients will be required to attend the PH/HA section business meeting during the conference and are expected to attend the PH/HA section program when possible or (in the case of conflicts) other programming relevant to PH/HA activities. Stipend recipient will serve as the chair of the stipend award committee in the following year.
PROCESS FOR RECEIVING REIMBURSEMENT
Submit receipts to PH/HA treasurer within two weeks following the close of the conference. A check of up to $750 will be issued to the stipend recipient by June 30 of each year. In the event that conference expenses submitted are less than $750, PH/HA will issue a check for whatever amount is submitted. All stipend payments will require appropriate receipts.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2013
NOTIFICATION DEADLINE: March 29, 2013
SUBMISSION EMAIL ADDRESS: Joseph.Nicholson@med.nyu.edu