Awards and Grants

Food, Agriculture & Environmental Resources (FAER) Division travel grant to attend 2020 SLA annual conference

There is one travel grant for a library/information science student to attend the 2020 SLA annual conference in Charlotte.

The FAER Division will reimburse travel expenses up to $1,500.00 for a library or information science student interested in pursuing a career in the field(s) of food, nutrition, environmental resources or agricultural information.


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate level library or information science program during the current academic year
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in food, nutrition, environmental resources or agricultural information.
  • A member of the SLA FAER Division

Deadline for application

April 2, 2020

Application Guidelines

  • Submit a statement of approximately 200-300 words on why you would like to attend the conference and what interests you in the field of food, nutrition, environmental resources and agricultural information. Indicate how you would like to be involved in the FAER Division.
  • This statement must be in English.
  • Include a signed letter of recommendation from either a faculty advisor or immediate supervisor on company letterhead
  • Include a transcript from your library school or other proof of current enrollment or program completion.
  • Include a current resume

Additional Requirements

  • The award recipient will be required to write an article for FAER blog reporting on his/her conference experience in general or serving as a reporter for one FAER event/session.
  • The recipient shall serve at least one year on a FAER Committee.
  • Travel grant will be applied only to the SLA 2020 Annual Conference.

Application Address

Please return the completed application by April 2, 2020 by email to: Chris Clotworthy (


The successful applicant will be notified by April 26, 2020.