AAIS Travel Award Program
The American Association of Italian Studies is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Travel Award Program Award to support Doctoral students in Italian Studies who have submitted a successful proposal for a paper scheduled for delivery at the AAIS Annual Convention.
The program will provide 6 Awards of $500 to off-set costs associated to travel to the AAIS Annual Convention. Consistent with our memberships, two of these awards may go to students studying at institutions outside of the United States.
Awardees must meet the following requirements:
- be enrolled in a PhD program in Italian Studies or with a focus in Italian Studies at an accredited Institution
- have passed their PhD qualifying examination and be in either the research or writing phase of an approved dissertation
- have submitted a successful proposal to present in any of the sessions scheduled for the AAIS Annual Convention
- Be Members in Good Standing in the AAIS
All candidates should submit the following:
- Cover letter
- Full curriculum vitae
- PhD project description outlining the scope of the project, its larger significance, methodology, and timetable for completion (2 pages)
- One confidential letter of recommendation from the academic advisor, sent directly in electronic form from the referee with the applicant’s name in the subject line
- Evidence of acceptance of proposal to present (i.e., e-mail for session organizer, printed schedule, etc.)
All applications must be sent electronically no later than January 30, 2013 to: Valerio C Ferme (Valerio.Ferme@Colorado.EDU); Carol Lazzaro-Weis (Weisc@missouri.edu).
Dear Colleagues and Members of AAIS,
Elections will be held for the Officers of the Association in January 2013. In accordance with our guidelines, I have appointed a nominating and election committee to accept nominations and then receive ballots. The committee members are: Dino Cervigni: firstname.lastname@example.org; Graziella Parati: Graziella.Parati@dartmouth.edu; Dennis Looney: email@example.com; and Valerio Ferme: VFerme@scu.edu. Dino Cervigni has kindly agreed to serve as Chair of these committees.
Any member of the association can nominate him/herself or another member for the following offices:
Each nomination must have ten supporting members. This regulation, of course, applies to present members of the executive. Please forward your nomination and supporting names to Dino Cervigni before December 31, 2012. According to the guidelines, Officers Carol Lazzaro-Weis and Norma Bouchard are eligible to run for a second term.
In January you will receive direction on voting procedures once the ballots have been drawn up.
Thank you for your attention to this very important matter.
14 November 2012