THE NCIS CONFERENCE SUPPORT GRANT

NOTE: COVID-19

If, after submitting your application, your conference / show is postponed due to COVID-19, you may apply any award you may be granted to the later date, even if this exceeds the 12-month post-deadline interval. In this event, please inform the Awards Committee at grants@ncis.org as soon as possible.

If your conference / show has already been postponed due to COVID-19, you will still be eligible to apply for a grant providing that the new date falls within the 12-month post-deadline interval. In this event, please make the situation clear on your application.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

For membership and conference / show eligibility requirements, see the main NCIS Grants page (https://www.ncis.org/grants)
Professional conference / show participation must reflect the applicant’s scholarly work within a recognized field of scholarship.
Eligible participation in an upcoming conference / show may be in one of the following capacities (“roles”):

o presenting a paper
o chairing or moderating a session
o participating in a discussion panel or roundtable
o giving a performance, or presenting a work of visual art. 

   NOTE:  If this list does not include your intended role, please ask for guidance at grants@ncis.org.
Dissemination: If participation involves a presentation or performance, the work must be intended for publication or dissemination as appropriate.  (If chairing / moderating a session or appearing on a panel / roundtable, inclusion in any conference proceedings is sufficient.)

               NOTE:  Applicants are requested to update their full CV on their NCIS Member Profile.

 

REQUIRED INFORMATION

              A.  MEMBER ELIGIBILITY CHECK (see main Grants page)

              B.  PERSONAL INFORMATION 

                    Name, address, email, telephone number

              C. PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

                     1. Résumé or brief curriculum vitae (CV) of your relevant experience and qualifications

                         Limit: 2 pages 12 pt Arial, one-inch margins, single-spaced; approx. 1,000 words; 64 MB

                      2. List of your non-NCIS professional / scholarly affiliations (past and present)

D  .CONFERENCE (EVENT) INFORMATION

1. Name
2. Start and end dates  (If event was postponed due to COVID-19: original start date)
3. Location 

        (Name of university/college/conference hall/performance space/hotel etc., City, Country)

4. Event website URL 

5. Event organizing body / society

E.  SESSION INFORMATION

1. Title as provided in program
2. Topic or theme
3. Type of session (e.g.: presented papers, panel discussion, round-table, workshop, performances [specify type], visual arts presentations [specify type])

F.  YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SESSION IN WHICH YOU WILL PARTICIPATE

1. Specific role (e.g.: paper presenter, poster presenter, session chair, moderator, panel / roundtable participant, performer, visual arts presenter)
2. If presentation or performance: title of your contribution to the program
3. Proof of place on program, showing your name and role (conference URL, screenshot or PDF)
4. Statement that describes your contribution to the session in which you will participate:
    NOTE: BE SURE to address ALL of the “Judging Criteria” (below).

o If your contribution is a presentation or performance / installation, provide an extended abstract that addresses the intellectual context, aim and scope of the work, scholarly methods and resources used, summary of major argument or findings, and intellectual significance and contribution to the field.
o If your contribution is as a session chair, moderator, or panel / roundtable participant, describe what you bring to that role, how this will enhance the conference (e.g.: specific expertise and standing in the field, prior experience in this role, etc.), and how this will contribute to your scholarly work.
o If the conference / show is NOT obviously relevant to your scholarly interests as indicated in your CV and previous scholarly publications / presentations, explain how this conference / show is appropriate to your new scholarly goals or direction.
Limit: 2 pages 12 pt Arial, one-inch margins, single-spaced; approx. 1,000 words; 64 MB

G.  HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL BE SHARED
Describe the tangible product your contribution to the conference / show will help generate (e.g., peer-reviewed professional journal publication, essay, chapter, book, conference proceedings, museum / exhibition presentation, performance, digital archive, publically-available platform, social media, etc.).

H. BUDGET AND OTHER GRANT SUPPORT

1. Itemized budget.  See “Eligible Expenses” (below)
    List your anticipated expenses. Point-form or tabular format is preferred
    Limit: ½ page 12 pt Arial, one-inch margins, single-spaced; approx. 250 words; 64 MB
2. Other sources of grant support, if any
If your participation has other grant funding, please indicate the amount, source of funds, and expenses covered. If you do not have any other grant support, enter “NONE”.

 

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

NOTE: Receipts are required for reimbursement.
If you have questions about particular expenses, direct them to grants@ncis.org.

• Conference registration
• Transportation to / from conference / show
• Accommodation while at the conference / show if not covered by the registration package
• Food / meals not covered by the registration package to a maximum of $50 (or equivalent) per day, limited to the duration of the conference / show (does not include travel days)
• Child-care and elder-care on conference days, if you would normally provide this.

JUDGING CRITERIA

• Clarity of expression and / or argument
• Intellectual significance / Contribution to field
• Scholarly methodology
• Relevance of conference / show to applicant’s scholarly interests (in CV)
• Plan to disseminate your contribution

POST-AWARD REQUIREMENTS

NOTE: Grantees are expected to remain members in good standing for at least one year following the NCIS-supported conference.

As a grantee you are required to:

List “National Coalition of Independent Scholars” as your affiliation (or co-affiliation) in any resulting publications.
Add membership in NCIS to your professional CV.
Promote NCIS to your fellow scholars by placing NCIS brochures on conference/show literature tables. Brochures are available in both U.S. (Letter) and International (A4) size. Download brochures here
Acknowledge NCIS for its grant support in any subsequent publications, conference related proceedings, or other disseminated materials or products.
Submit a short summary of your participation (with a photo if possible) to grants@ncis.org and info@ncis.org. In accepting the grant, you agree that your report may appear on NCIS website and / or social media, and be published in The Independent Scholar (as item on NCIS grantees), or in any other NCIS publication, digital or print.

IN THE APPLICATION FORM you will be asked to provide files for each of the following:

  •  CV/Resumé
  • Proof of place in program (Event program screenshot or PDF file, if your name and role are not shown in the Event URL)
  • Statement of your contribution
  • Budget

QUESTIONS?    Please direct questions to grants@ncis.org.

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