Elaine J. Lawless Travel Award Deadline Extended to July 1

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The Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section of the American Folklore Society has extended the deadline for its Elaine J. Lawless Travel Award to July 1, 2022.

The section awards a travel stipend of up to $500 in honor of the distinguished folklorist, religious folklife scholar, and professor, Elaine J. Lawless, to be awarded to a graduate student to participate in the Society’s annual meeting. 

The purpose of the prize is to stimulate new work in religious folklife. Applicants are encouraged to join AFS and must be members of the Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section of AFS; annual Section dues are $10. Application is open to international and domestic graduate students, both MA/MS and PhD level. The award money will be released to the recipient after the annual meeting to assure participation.

The award is contingent on the applicant’s proposal being accepted for participation in the AFS meeting. The awardee will be notified after AFS proposal reviews.

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