2015 Call for Papers: Funding

All applicants are strongly advised to research and apply for any funding made possible through their own academic departments or other resources as AIA travel funding is in no way guaranteed. If you have questions about travel funding, please call 617.353.8709 or email jklahn@aia.bu.edu.

Graduate Student Travel Funds

In most years the AIA receives a limited amount of funds for the support of travel expenses incurred by presenters who are graduate students within one year of completing a Ph.D. degree. Qualified submitters who wish to apply for graduate student travel funds should so indicate in the appropriate check box on their submission form. Instructions regarding application requirements will be emailed to those presenters who indicate an interest in applying for the Graduate Student Travel Funds. Applications for funding will be evaluated and awards allocated by the AIA. Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been approved for funding and, if approved, the amount of funds in early December. This notification will also indicate the date, requirements (including four mandatory volunteer hours), and modalities for the release of these funds to the presenter. Applicants may also fill out a Volunteer Sign-Up form to indicate specific sessions they’d like to attend in the event that they are chosen to receive an award. Please note that only submitters who indicate an interest by checking off the applicable box on the submission form will be considered for the Dorot Graduate Student Travel Award. Members of the AIA governing board, AIA officers, and AIA staff are not eligible to apply for these funds.

Nonresident Presenter Travel Funds

In most years the AIA is able to obtain a limited amount of funds for the support of travel expenses incurred by scholars resident outside the United States of America and Canada who serve as a presenter in a colloquium session. Each colloquium session organizer as part of his/her submission may nominate one qualified (i.e., nonresident) presenter as an applicant for such funding. Colloquium session organizers should note that the amount of funds available to the AIA for this purpose varies each year, and that there is no guarantee that any presenter nominated for travel support will be awarded funding. Colloquium session organizers and any nonresident presenters in colloquium sessions should thus seek alternate sources of travel funding and should take steps to ensure the viability of their sessions should the requested funding not come through. Colloquium session organizers will be notified whether or not their nominee for nonresident travel funds has been approved for funding and, if approved, the amount of funds that they have been awarded in early December. This notification will also indicate the date, requirements, and modalities for the release of these funds to the presenter. Please note that recipients of the nonresident presenter travel funds will not be eligible for a waiver of the registration fees. All meeting participants will be required to register for the meeting by the established method and pay all applicable fees.