Conference Fellowship for Contingent Faculty/Independent Scholars

Three awards (up to $1,000) will be given to contingent faculty or independent scholars to present at the annual conference.

In response to the growing number of contingent faculty and independent scholars in the field of dance studies and across academia, DSA will offer financial support for travel and attendance to the annual conference.

Applicants must have a paper accepted to the conference and be without outside institutional support.  In all cases, successful applicants will explain how attending the conference and presenting research will further their professional profile and career growth.  Awardees will have hotel and travel reimbursed, up to $1,000 USD, with receipts submitted.  Base registration fees will be waived (not including performance tickets or other add-on expenses). 


  • Presentation acceptance (please apply for this award even if you have not heard back about your acceptance)
  • DSA member in good standing
  • No outside institutional support
  • Not local to the conference location

NOTE: DSA membership is a pre-requisite of eligibility for consideration.

Nomination Instructions - 2024 deadline past