The AFS Public Programs Section will provide up to three awards of up to $500 each, named for folklorist and activist Archie Green of San Francisco, for students to defray costs for traveling to the AFS annual meeting. The Section is interested in supporting graduate and undergraduate students who have an interest in working as public folklorists, or who have chosen an area of public folklore as a primary topic of research.
The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to August 15.
Application materials will consist of:
- a two-page letter written by the applicant
- a letter of support written by a faculty member or public folklorist that describes the student’s interest in public folklore and supports the student’s plan for using the AFS meeting to further their interests in public folklore
- a budget outlining anticipated expenses
The applicant’s letter should address their interest in public folklore, goals for attending the meeting, and plans for using the resources of the meeting to further their academic and/or professional development. Previous recipients of student travel awards are not eligible to apply.
Applications should be submitted via the new Application Form for AFS Annual Meeting Travel Awards, where applicants may select the Archie Green Student Travel Award from the list.