2011 SSP Travel Grant Winners Announced

SSP is pleased to announce the 10 Travel Grant winners for 2011. This grant supports travel to and attendance at the SSP 33rd Annual Meeting for students of publishing and information science and early career publishing professionals in the first three years of employment.

The following were selected from a highly competitive group of applicants:

Early Career Travel Awards

  • Elizabeth Andersen, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Alaina Cauchie, Senator John Heinz History Center Library and Archives, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jamie Jones, Wayne State University Press
  • Elizabeth Smart, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
  • Gwenan Spearing, CABI, UK

Student Travel Awards

  • Andrea Alexander, University of Michigan School of Information
  • Peter Devereaux, University of Maryland College of Information Studies
  • Alex Garnett, University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
  • Timothy McCormick, Long Island University Palmer School of Library and Information Science
  • Shirley Zhao, Long Island University Palmer School of Library and Information Science

Awardees will be paired with mentors who hold senior management positions within SSP member organizations. Mentors will help grantees connect with the educational and networking opportunities available at the 33rd Annual Meeting, to be held June 1-3 in Boston.

SSP is grateful to the following organizations, whose contributions help to make the SSP Travel Grants possible:

  • Rockefeller University Press
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • American Psychological Association
  • Sage
  • CrossRef
  • Inera
  • Copyright Clearance Center

Additional sponsorships are invited for the 2011 Travel Grants. Please contact Development Committee Chairs Audrey Melkin and Ted Winslow for details.

“Congratulations to the 2011 Travel Grant Winners!” said Lois Smith, SSP president. “By introducing the scholarly communications field to an exceptional group of people who are our future leaders, this program has benefited not just SSP but the entire profession. I look forward to meeting them all in Boston in June.”

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