The GSA Community Fund

Dear GSA Colleagues and Friends,

Earlier this year, generous members of the German Studies Association established The GSA Community Fund, which is meant to assist individuals financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in their efforts to participate in the GSA's virtual conference from 29 September to 4 October 2020.

We write to share specific application and deadline information for The GSA Community Fund, below, and ask that you share this information widely.

Many thanks to the generous donors who have made The GSA Community Fund possible.

Sincerely,

The GSA Community Fund Selection Committee

 

THE GSA COMMUNITY FUND

To assist individuals who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, generous members of the German Studies Association established in early 2020 The GSA Community Fund: https://www.thegsa.org/members/contribute

Awards from The GSA Community Fund are reserved for individuals participating in the GSA’s 2020 virtual conference from 29 September to 4 October 2020.

Grants from The GSA Community Fund will be used to cover conference registration. In exceptional cases, grants can also cover a 1-year membership AND conference registration.

ELIGIBILITY

The GSA Community Fund is designed to assist recent PhDs and precariously employed and contingent faculty – including lecturers, adjuncts, non tenure-track, and visiting faculty – in attending the GSA conference. Independent scholars and other faculty in financially precarious positions are also eligible to apply. 

DEADLINES 

Funds will be awarded until donations to The GSA Community Fund have been exhausted:

  • The deadline for applications for Round One of funding is 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on Tuesday, 15 September 2020.
  • The deadline for applications for Round Two of funding is 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, 25 September 2020.

Note that individuals whose applications are declined for Round One funding may apply for Round Two. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply to The GSA Community Fund, individuals should send the following information – using the same, bullet-point headings – in the body of an email. The email must be sent to the following address: community_fund@thegsa.org

  • Full name

  • Institutional affiliation

  • Institutional rank

  • German Studies Association membership status and member number, if applicable

  • Expected role in the 2020 conference (i.e.,attendee, or if presenter, describe role and given panel information: panel name, seminar title, etc.)

Note that all emails receive automated confirmation. Applicants who do not receive automatic confirmation of email receipt should review the email address carefully and resend application materials.