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Conference Support Award (formerly called Travel Award)

Every year, NEASIS&T provides conference support awards to support participation in the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.  Our goals are to support scholarship and connect research and practice, bringing new voices to the chapter. Each award will support each recipient's year-long membership in ASIS&T as well as their conference registration for the ASIS&T Annual Meeting; enrollment fees for pre/post-meeting workshops and tutorials may also be covered in whole, or in part, up to the award limit. The award will come in the form of a reimbursement with submission of receipts after the conclusion of the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. 

To be eligible to win an award, applicants must be a current graduate student or practitioner in the field of information science. Further instructions and requirements are described in the calls for submissions, which are distributed through ASIS&T discussion lists, the news section of the NEASIS&T website, twitter, and through information-science-related listservs, generally in April or May.  Questions? Feel free to reach out to

2023 Conference Support Award Recipients

Stacey Brownlie, Tisch Library at Tufts University

Stacey Brownlie joined the Tisch Library at Tufts University in June as a Research Librarian for the Social Sciences. She has worked in libraries for almost twenty years, including as a director, and in business reference, instruction, and distance services roles. She has also worked as an Accommodations Coordinator in a university disability services department. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Stacey now calls both Maine and Massachusetts home. 

Allyson Cartter, Simmons University

Allyson Cartter is an MS student with the Simmons University School of Library & Information Science, concentrating in Information Science & Technology. Allyson has a background in political data, digital organizing, and nonprofit marketing and communications. Her areas of interest include digital preservation and stewardship, data management, information policy, and mis- and disinformation studies.

Emma May, Rutgers University

Emma May is a Ph.D. student in Library and Information Science at Rutgers University. Their research uses feminist approaches to examine the political and economic implications of information in activism, and the ways that technology affects movement-building practices.

Chapter Member Awards (no longer awarded)

NEASIST also honors members who have made especially significant contributions to the chapter each year at the annual chapter awards dinner in May.

See all travel and chapter award winners.