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To promote inclusion and accessibility for our 2022 annual meeting, the ASA is offering several travel grants for members across all membership categories. We have increased the maximum Solidarity Fund and Baxter Graduate Student Travel Grants from $300 to $400 plus a refund of registration fees. Please read and click below for more information.

Solidarity Fund Travel Grants

The Solidarity Fund travel grants provide partial travel reimbursement to eligible members who will travel to the upcoming convention in order to present as part of the annual meeting program. For 2022, we are increasing the maximum requests from $300 to $400. The ASA will also reimburse the recipients of the Solidarity Fund grants for their conference registration fee.

For 2022, we are expanding eligibility to all ASA members, except graduate students who should apply to the Baxter Travel Grant. Priority will go to contingent faculty, community-based scholars and artists, unemployed or underemployed scholars, and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Full-time and tenure-track faculty with emergency or unforeseen economic hardship should explain their need for solidarity funds in their applications. The ASA is particularly concerned with helping those who have no (or limited) support from their institutions or other sources, who incur substantial costs for travel to and from the convention, and who have not received travel reimbursement or emergency funds from the ASA in a prior year.

For application information, click here.

Deadline: October 3, 2022. We will meet the needs of applicants as best as possible and are continuously seeking to raise additional funds. Please apply as soon as you can, so we can best assess the overall level of need.

Annette K. Baxter Graduate Student Travel Grants

The Baxter travel grants provide partial travel reimbursement to graduate student members of the American Studies Association (by the February 1 deadline for submission of proposals) who will travel to the upcoming convention in order to present a paper on the annual meeting program. For 2022, we are increasing the maximum requests from $300 to $400. The ASA will also reimburse the recipients of the Baxter Grants for their conference registration fee.

The ASA is particularly concerned with helping graduate students who have no support for convention attendance from their institutions or other sources, who incur substantial costs for travel to and from the convention, and who have not received travel reimbursement from the ASA in a prior year.

For application information, click here.

Deadline: October 1, 2022. We will meet the needs of applicants as best as possible and are continuously seeking to raise additional funds. Please apply as soon as you can, so we can best assess the overall level of need.

Minority and Indigenous Graduate Student Travel Grant

The Minority and Indigenous Graduate Student Travel Grant award (co-sponsored by the Critical Ethnic Studies and Minority Scholars Committees) will provide travel reimbursement of $500 to an advanced graduate student who is a member of the ASA and plans to attend the 2022 convention in order to present a paper related to critical ethnic and/or indigenous studies. Graduate students who have no support for convention attendance and are members of an under-represented group are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
The application should have two parts: 

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages that includes a brief autobiographical description, the title of the applicant’s paper and the session to which it belongs, and confirmation that the applicant will not receive any other financial support from his/her/their institution.
  • A curriculum vitae.

Applications should be submitted by September 15, 2022, to Hiʻilei Hobart <hiilei.hobart@yale.edu>, chair of the Critical Ethnic Studies Committee. Late submissions will not be accepted.

While graduate students may apply for this grant and the Baxter Travel grant, in most instances the ASA will not be able to grant two awards to the same recipient.

Airline Discounts

Small airfare discounts are available from United, Delta, and American Airlines. Please click here for discount codes and links.

Where to contribute?

If you are a member of the ASA who has the means to contribute, we welcome your gift.  Please visit Donate Now. Members can also make a tax-deductible contribution to the fund when they are registering online for the annual meeting or when submitting dues for membership renewal. You can also designate your donation to support any of the funds listed above.

The American Studies Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization chartered in the District of Columbia and eligible to receive tax-deductible donations and contributions.
 

Post date: September 9, 2022

Community announcements and events are services that are offered by the ASA to support the organizing efforts of critical constituency groups. They do not reflect the decisions or actions of the association’s governance bodies, the National Council or Executive Committee. Questions should be directed to the committee, caucus, or chapter that has authored and posted this notice.