APPLY NOW! ARLIS/NA Midstates SEI Travel Award

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On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter, the Awards Committee is pleased to accept applications for the SEI Travel Award. The annual 3.5 day ARLIS/NA-VRAF Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Images delivers workshops on current issues for VR professionals, as well as many opportunities to network with colleagues.

This year SEI will be held from June 10-13, 2014 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the SEI Travel Award of $300 is meant to offset the registration cost by half. Only ARLIS/NAMidstates Chapter members are eligible. This Travel Award will be granted based on one or more of the following criteria: financial need; level of chapter participation; and relevance of the curriculum to professional development.

To apply for this award please submit a letter of application including relevant criteria and how you will benefit from attending SEI at the University of Illinois. You must also indicate the level of funding you expect to receive from your institution and include a current resume or CV. Please send applications via email to Viveca Pattison Robichaud (, Marsha Stevenson ( and Sara Stigberg (

Applications received by May 14, 2014 will be given first consideration. The recipient must confirm in writing that they will be able to use the award and will need to provide proof of registration for SEI to receive the travel award. Award recipients will not be able to apply again for three years. After receiving the award, the recipient must submit a short report indicating the value of the award to their professional development activities.

This award is intended for members of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter. Information about becoming a member of ARLIS/NA and the regional chapter is available at theARLIS/NA website ( and the ARLIS/NAMidstates website ( For additional information, please contact a member of the Travel Awards Committee, Viveca Pattison Robichaud (, Marsha Stevenson (, or Sara Stigberg (

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