HSS Awarded NSF Grant for Conference Travel

HSS Awarded NSF Grant for Conference Travel

The History of Science Society has won a grant of over $200K from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Eight Societies Travel Grants for Graduate Students, Independent Scholars, and Recent PhDs” (SES-1354351). The award, under the direction of HSS Executive Director Robert (Jay) Malone, will provide travel assistance to graduate students, independent scholars, and those who have recently received PhDs who wish to attend the professional meetings of the following eight societies:

  • History of Science Society (HSS)
  • Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
  • Philosophy of Science Association (PSA)
  • International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS)
  • American Society for Environmental History (ASEH)
  • International Society for the Psychology of Science and Technology (ISPST)
  • International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISH)
  • Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA).

From 2014 to 2016, the grant will fund travel to 19 conferences and will encourage engagement, as well as inter-society interchange that would not otherwise be possible because of financial barriers. It will also strengthen relationships across the eight societies, which represent divergent fields and encourage international interactions.