The American Studies Association is pleased to offer several grants to individual and institutional members. Grants are awarded to help support American studies pedagogy, research, development of conferences, and other projects. Grants include:

Community Partnership Grants

The ASA is pleased to invite individual and institutional members of the association to apply to the ASA Community Partnership Program for grants to support collaborative interdisciplinary community projects utilizing American Studies pedagogy, curriculum, research, and other resources.

Regional Chapter Grants

The ASA is pleased to invite regional chapters of the Association to apply to the ASA for grants to support the development of conferences and other projects at the regional level.

Solidarity Fund Emergency Grants

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

Solidarity Fund Travel Grants

The ASA Solidarity Fund Travel Grants help susidize conference costs for contingent faculty, community-based scholars and artists, unemployed or underemployed scholars, and undergraduate students who will be presenting at the annual meeting. In addition to a partial travel reimbursement of $300, the grant also provides a waiver for registration fees.

Annette K. Baxter Travel Grants

The Baxter travel grants provide partial travel reimbursement of $300 to advanced graduate students who are members of the ASA by February 1 and will travel to the upcoming convention in order to present a paper on the annual meeting program.

Minority and Indigenous Graduate Travel Grant

The Minority and Indigenous Graduate Travel Grant will provide travel reimbursement of $500 to an advanced graduate student who is a member of the ASA and plans to attend the upcoming 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.