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With the cancelation of the Baltimore 2020 meeting, these emergency grants were consequently prioritized to extend support to contingent colleagues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ASA 2018 Meeting

Emergency Grants for Contingent Faculty Members

The ASA Contingent Faculty Task Force, with full endorsement of the ASA Executive Committee, is pleased to announce this Call for Applications for Emergency Grants for ASA Contingent Faculty Members. 

Funded by a one-time disbursement of the Solidarity Fund and supplemented by a 50% matching fund from the American Studies Association’s fiscal resources, these grants will respond to the immediate need of our contingent faculty members in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Each grant (30 grants in total) will be in the amount of $500 and may be used to help alleviate some of the financial strain on contingent faculty as courses are cancelled, contracts are suspended, or faculty have to pay out of pocket to adjust their technological needs to keep up with online teaching. 

Grants will be awarded based on a lottery selection of qualifying contingent faculty members who complete and submit their applications by the deadline of November 15, 2020

For eligibility and application requirements, please read more online about the Solidarity Fund Emergency Grant program.


Post date: October 6, 2020

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