2012 Tilly Travel Awards
In 2012, the Charles and Louise Tilly Fund for Social Science History will make travel grants to selected graduate students who are presenting papers or posters at the 2012 SSHA Annual Meeting. The awards, based on the quality of the application, will be announced June29, 2012.
The award carries a cash prize of $500.00.
The awards will be formally presented at the plenary Business Meeting prior to the Presidential Address on November 3, 2012. (Note that students must have submitted conference proposals to the program committee. Students whose papers have non-student coauthors are not eligible for these grants.)
All graduate students with accepted conference papers are eligible for this award (exception: if you have a non-student co-author on your paper, you are not eligible). Important: to be considered for this award, your SSHA profile must be flagged "Graduate Student" at http://conference.ssha.org/people/edit no later than May 31, 2012.
Applications are now open and will close on May 31, 2012. Apply by flagging yourself as a graduate student at: http://conference.ssha.org/people/edit.
is sponsored by the Social Science Research Council. It celebrates the contributions of Charles Tilly and Louise Tilly. At the core of their life's work was a deep commitment to the powerless, the dispossessed and the marginalized, and a desire to discover how inequity can be overcome. Their joint work on collective action and revolution--along with Chuck's work on states, violence, democracy and method, and Louise's work on gender, class, family, work and industrialization--set a standard to which scholars will continue to aspire for a long time to come.
In addition to superlative scholarship, Chuck and Louise enriched the field with their immense intellectual curiosity, generosity, and individual charisma. They had a direct and lasting impact on the work of other scholars, and countless students looked up to them as a source of inspiration and guidance. Charles (Chuck) Tilly and Louise Tilly were key figures in establishing social science history as a field and in defining how it should be practiced. Their work exemplified the best interdisciplinary scholarship--one that rests on a foundation of solid theory, employs sophisticated qualitative and quantitative historical methods, and is centrally concerned with enduring social issues.
The Charles Tilly and Louise Tilly Fund for Social Science History will support graduate students from a variety of disciplines doing historical social science research, particularly those engaged with the broad themes addressed by Charles Tilly and Louise Tilly.