The Society for the History of Technology is pleased to announce its new Small Grants Award. SHOT will consider proposals from external individuals and organizations to endorse events relevant to SHOT’s mission, which is to advance the historical study of technology and its relations with politics, economics, labor, business, the environment, public policy, science, and the arts. We welcome applications such as a workshop on Southeast Asian History of Technology that is scheduled to take place in Malaysia or a Cold War technology conference that will be held in an American city.
SHOT will consider unfunded endorsements as well as proposals for funded endorsements no greater than $3000. As the budget of the Small Grants is limited, the Small Grants Committee will consider applications for and make recommendations to the President. Deadlines for submitting proposals for funded endorsements are March 15 and September 15 of each year, and should be sent by email directly to each member of the Small Grants Committee. The 2017 Small Grants Committee members include Mara Mills (mmills [at] nyu.edu), Jenny L. Smith (jenny.smith [at] ust.hk), and Honghong Tinn (chair) (tinnho [at] earlham.edu). Applications for non-funded SHOT endorsements will be considered all year round, independent of the specific deadlines.