Thanks to the generous donations of many PAMLA members and friends, PAMLA has four different scholarships or awards you may be eligible to apply for! You can apply for one of these awards by July 31 via the pamla.ballastacademic.com site (click on the Scholarships tab, and follow the directions from there). Awards will be announced by the end of August, but will not be awarded until after the conference itself.
Graduate Student Scholarship
You now may apply for the PAMLA Graduate Student Scholarship if you are a current graduate student (in an MA, MFA, or PhD program) confirmed as presenting at our 2022 PAMLA conference. Past recipients have received between $60 and $120.
Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Award
In order to apply for the Margaret H. Sedenquist International Scholarship Award, you must be a humanities scholar and non-U.S. citizen living outside of the United States, and be confirmed as presenting at the 2022 PAMLA conference. We anticipate that only one applicant will receive this significant award.
Paula Svonkin Creative Arts Award
The new Paula Svonkin Creative Arts Award will be given to a PAMLA member participating in the 2022 PAMLA conference who has created a creative work connected to the conference theme of “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian” (https://www.pamla.org/conference/2022-conference-theme/ ). The winning author or artist will present their work at the PAMLA 2022 Conference and will receive a modest honorarium. Additionally, the work will be published on the PAMLA Arts Matter website.
German Studies Grant
You may apply for the German Studies Grant if you are a current graduate student (in an MA, MFA, or PhD program) confirmed as presenting at the 2022 PAMLA conference on a subject connected to Germanic studies. Past recipients have received between $300 and $500.
Since funds are limited, please do read the application directions carefully, and please answer each question clearly and fully. Should you have any questions concerning any of these scholarships or awards, please email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: [email protected].
And finally, if you’d care to donate to any of these funds, you may do so by clicking on the Donations tab once you’ve logged in to pamla.ballastacademic.com.
Donate via snail mail: Send checks (made out to PAMLA) to PAMLA, P.O. Box 461245, Denver, CO 80246 (please put the fund you wish to donate to (Grad Student, Sedenquist, Svonkin, German, or General Fund) in the check’s note, and also in a note accompanying the check, along with your name, address, and email address.
Alternatively, donations may be made via PayPal:
- Log in to PayPal and then search for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association via [email protected] (using the Send Money option).
- Note which fund you wish to donate to (Svonkin Creative Arts Fund, Sedenquist International Scholarship, General Fund, Grad Student Fund, etc.) in the memo line below.
- Make sure you are donating to the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.
- When you are ready to donate, consider changing “Paying for an item or service” to the “Sending to a Friend” option, so as to give your full donation to PAMLA.
Thank you in advance for any donation you can make, no matter the amount!