Leadership Academy Grant

A grant may be awarded biennially to support attendance at the AALL Leadership Academy by a TS-SIS member. This grant is a reimbursement for transportation, lodging, meals, and/or registration expenses up to $1000 (with accompanying receipts). The 2018 Leadership Academy will be held in Oak Brook, Illinois, on April 13-14, with a registration deadline of November 6, 2017.


  • financial need
  • documentation of acceptance into AALL Leadership Academy (when received in mid-December)
  • member of TS-SIS

Each applicant must submit:

  • A resume that includes current position and relevant previous positions
  • Application form (32 KB Word version) which includes:
    • evidence of professional involvement
    • itemized estimate of transportation, lodging, meals, and/or registration expenses for attending the Academy
    • statement of how much financial support will be provided by the applicant’s employer
    • brief statement (200 words maximum) connecting attendance at Academy with service to TS-SIS
    • indicate whether you will be unable to attend the Academy without funding from this grant
  • copy of Leadership Academy application (no letters required) and copy of notification of acceptance into the Academy (when received)
  • one letter of recommendation

The recipient will be expected to:

  • volunteer to serve in a TS-SIS leadership position (such as executive officer, committee chair or intern) within two years of attending the Academy
  • write an article about their experience at the Academy for TSLL within the year
  • participate in the TS-SIS business meeting, if at AALL Annual Meeting