The ARLIS/NA Midstates 2016 Bunce Travel Award is open to applications!


2016 Bunce Travel Award

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter, the Travel Awards Committee is pleased to offer the William C. Bunce Travel Award of $300for travel to the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, March 812, 2016.

This award is given in honor of William C. Bunce, who served as the Director of the Kohler Art Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1966 to 1999. The William C. Bunce ARLIS/NA-Midstates Travel Award is intended to support a Midstates chapter member’s professional development by providing funding to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference. Only ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter members are eligible. Information about becoming a member of ARLIS/NA and the regional chapter is available at the ARLIS/NA website ( and the ARLIS/NA-Midstates website (

This Travel Award will be granted based on one or more of the following criteria: financial need; level of chapter participation; first-time attendance; and contribution to the conference.

To apply for this award please submit a letter of application, addressing relevant award criteria and how you will benefit from attending ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Seattle. 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 Karen Stafford ( and Karyn Hinkle (

We hope that these funds will help to offset a Midstates member’s expenses to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference. The application deadline is Monday, December 7. Recipients will be notified by December 14, 2015. The recipient must confirm in writing that they will be able to use the award for conference attendance and will not be eligible 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.

For additional information, please contact a member of the Travel Awards Committee, Karen Stafford ( or Karyn Hinkle (

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