Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health to Attend APHA Annual Meeting

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

June 20, 2017

(via Helena VonVille, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Is your position related to public health or a public-health-related field? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public-health field for a few days?  Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, in early November.  We anticipate funding approximately 8 non-local librarians ($1,235) and 2 local librarians ($730).  The award will reimburse you for the cost of APHA membership and early-bird conference registration. Non-local librarians receive additional funds to help offset the cost associated with travel.

The eligibility requirements are below.

  • be a librarian or information specialist with an MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree;
  • work with or have accepted a librarian/information specialist position that now includes, or will include in the near future, working with public health practitioners or PH/PH-related students, staff, and faculty; and
  • be a United States citizen or have permanent resident status (i.e., a holder of a “green card”)

To apply, visit the Sewell Stipend LibGuide. The deadline is Sunday, July 16, at 11:00 PM CST. If you have any questions, please send them to Helena VonVille, at To see a list of past recipients, including essays they wrote on how attending the Conference benefitted them professionally, go here.

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