Aug 122017

An opportunity to attend the 10th Deaf History International Conference, July 2018

This award was created by Drs. John Stan and Betty Jane Schuchman to recognize and support excellence in the field of Deaf community history. Deaf History International was honored to be the first recipient of this prestigious award in 2014.

The DHI Bureau has decided that the award (which is in the form of U.S. $4,000.00) should be made available to the international Deaf Community to enable a deaf researcher to attend the 2018 Deaf History International conference in Australia ( and present research that has not been published or presented before. Preference will be given to applicants from developing countries. The successful applicant will receive complimentary registration and support for airfares and accommodation to attend the conference, up to the value of US$4000.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit an application in both English (MS Word document) and International Sign (video file), and should include:

  1. A statement explaining why you consider you are eligible for the Award
  2. A short biography (up to 100 words)
  3. An abstract of your proposed presentation, which should be clearly relevant to the conference theme of “Colonialism in Deaf History” (see

The abstract should be presented in accordance with the instructions on the conference website, at

Applications for the Drs John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Award should be submitted to the Secretary of DHI on by 3 November 2017.

See for more information about the Drs. John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Deaf History Award.