Charlotte, North Carolina October 8-11, 2016




General Conference Information

Information for Sponsors/Exhibitors

Local Information

Opening Keynote

Special Event

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Travel Grants



Travel Grant Information

SAIR Travel Grants

A maximum of eight grants (including the Bill Fendley Travel Grant) in the amount of $300.00, plus waiver of conference registration fee, will be available each year for travel to the SAIR conference. The Bill Fendley Travel Grant will be granted to a SAIR member who was a newcomer at the SAIR 2015 conference in Savannah and will be returning for their second conference in 2016.

The deadline to submit a travel grant application has been extended to August 5. Instructions for applying for a travel grant are available at:

Larry G. Jones Graduate Student Travel Grant

Established in 2005 to honor past SAIR president and executive board member Larry G. Jones, the travel grant will be awarded annually to a deserving graduate student who meets the award criteria outlined below. A total of $500 will be awarded to the successful applicant to defray travel expenses associated with the annual SAIR conference and the conference registration fee will be waived as well.

The applicant for the Larry G. Jones Graduate Student Travel Grant must be currently enrolled as a graduate student at either the master's or PhD level at an accredited institution of higher education. Enrollment must be verified via letter from the registrar of the home institution. The applicant must also have submitted a scholarly paper which has been accepted for presentation at the annual SAIR conference.

Instructions for applying for the Jones Graduate Student Travel Grant may be found at

For more information on SAIR Travel Grants,you may review the application process and other details at or you can contact Alice Simpkins.

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