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Eight TAA Members Awarded TAA Conference Travel Grants

Eight TAA members were awarded travel grants to attend TAA’s Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference in Nashville June 21-22.

Each grant covers the cost of two nights of hotel and conference registration. The grants were made possible through gifts from several generous donors, including Robert Christopherson, Bruce Edwards, Laura Frost, Thomas Heinzen, Paul Krieger, Kevin Patton, Nilsa Perez-Cabrera, Jamie Pope, Theresa (Terry) A. Thompson, and Ruth Werner, whose gifts were matched 1-1 by Michael Sullivan’s $50,000 matching grant. TAA is grateful for the generosity of these donors in supporting this new program!

This is what some grant recipients had to say about how attending the TAA conference would benefit them (recipients of the grants are anonymous):

“The conference would allow me to enhance my knowledge as an academic author and to network with other authors and professions in the industry. As a relatively new author, this would be a great opportunity for me.”

“Attending the TAA Annual Conference would benefit my textbook or academic authoring pursuits by allowing me to connect with like-minded professionals, potential collaborators, and mentors who can provide valuable insights and support for my academic writing projects.”

“Within the last two years, prioritizing my writing time, both personal and professional, has been an active part of each week. With that shift in focus has come a desire to engage more with TAA colleagues and resources. I hope that by attending my first TAA conference new connections will be made and my writing practice and products will benefit from the experience.”

Please consider making a gift to support this program. Your gift will be matched 1-1 by Michael Sullivan’s $50,000 matching gift, doubling your gift!