Small Grants for Low-Income, Early Scholars, and Activists

The Working-Class Studies Association provides small grants to support low-income, early scholars, and activists in attending our annual conferences.

Grants for 2022

To apply for funding to support participation in the 2022 Conference, please fill in this form and return it as a PDF or Word file to by Friday, May 20, 2022.

Previous Grants

Previously, awards were given through a WCSA “Young Scholars and Activists Fellowship” (YSAF). The YSAFs intent was to support and encourage scholars, activists, and organizers early in their careers whose work has the potential for advancing Working-Class Studies as a field, and to help defray some costs in attending the WCSA Conference.

  • Early career status is defined as being a graduate student, in the first year or two of a post-graduation academic job, or in the first year or two of a job as an activist or organizer.
  • Awardees will be chosen each year from among those whose conference proposals are accepted for presentation at the Working-Class Studies Association conference.
  • Conference attendance is required to receive the fellowship. Recipients will be reimbursed via Pay Pal or an American bank check.

To apply in the past, members completed this 2020 Application.

Solidarity Contributions

Those who would like to support this program may consider making a designated donation to our travel and/or YSAF funds. You may do so through Paypal.