CoSA Travel Stipend

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Recognizing the value of networking with colleagues, the CoSA Board of Directors established this opportunity in 2024 to provide travel support for the CoSA community to attend the CoSA annual meeting.


  • Any individual currently employed at a CoSA Member Institution. First-time conference attendees are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Attendance at the 2024 CoSA Annual Meeting.

Nomination Requirements

  • Online nomination form. Within the form you will be asked to submit basic information on the nominee and the individual making the nomination (if different). You'll also upload the following documents:
    • Brief Bio including contributions to government archives and the CoSA Community. The Board encourages those new to government archives to apply and does not expect significant contributions.
    • A detailed budget (no more than one page) – the budget should include all travel costs, not just those that will be covered by the award. Funds may be applied to airfare/transportation, lodging, registration, and meals not covered by registration costs. The budget should also include a brief statement of need explaining why support is necessary.
    • Letter of support from the CoSA representative or direct manager of the nominee at the CoSA member institution.
    • Supporting materials (optional) could include a resume or expanded biography; illustration of contributions to the field of government archives; press releases; or other materials.

Sponsor & Funding

Board Designated General Program funds.


For the 2024 Award cycle, the Board has designated up to $7500 for this award, suggesting 15 awards of $500.

Selection Committee

CoSA Board of Directors.

Terms of Award

Recipients of the CoSA Travel Stipend are not eligible for other travel awards. Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple travel awards understanding this restriction. Multiple individuals at a single CoSA member institution may be awarded funds at the discretion of the CoSA Board of Directors. Funds will be awarded after travel is complete unless special exception is made by the Executive Director.

2024 Nominations, Selection & Presentation Schedule

May 17, 2024: Deadline for nominations - 11:59pm Eastern Time

June 14, 2024: Notification of award recipients

September 18, 2024: Award recipients recognized at CoSA Annual Meeting