Annual Meeting Funding
The AHA annual meeting is the largest gathering of historians from across the discipline, and it offers many opportunities for graduate students and early career historians to build a professional network, enhance teaching skills, learn about the latest research, and participate in discussions about issues affecting the discipline. The AHA offers the following grants and fellowships to help graduate students and early career historians attend the annual meeting.
The Association offers 10 grants of up to $250 to assist AHA members who have child-care costs during the meeting. The grants are intended to help offset the cost of child care, enabling attendees with dependent children to attend the meeting. History graduate students, adjuncts, and historians looking for a job are eligible; priority will go to those who are on the program and/or who are interviewing at the meeting.
In 2015, the AHA Council established a fund to subsidize graduate student attendance at the AHA annual meeting. Only graduate student members of the Association are eligible to apply. Graduate student applicants in any major or minor field, regardless of participation in the meeting program, will be considered. Grant amounts are recommended annually by the executive director based on the fund balance and range between $200–$400. Applications are accepted each fall.
The Jerry Bentley World History Travel Grants are awarded annually to support travel to the AHA annual meeting for graduate students who include world history among their major or minor fields of academic study. Grantees enrolled at a university in the state of Hawaii will receive twice the standard grant amount. Grant amounts are recommended annually by the executive director based on the fund balance and range between $200–$400. Applications are accepted each fall.
Dorothy Rosenberg Phi Beta Kappa Annual Meeting Graduate Fellowships
Established in 2013 at the bequest of Dorothy Rosenberg and in collaboration with the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Dorothy Rosenberg Phi Beta Kappa Annual Meeting Graduate Fellowships are awarded annually to help defray travel expenses incurred by graduate students presenting their research at the annual meeting. The chair and co-chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee, who between them read all of the annual meeting session proposals and identify up to three graduate students who have submitted excellent proposals to receive the travel subsidies of up to $400 each. Applications are not accepted. See the list of past recipients.
The AHA annual meeting is one of the best ways for a graduate student to learn about the diversity of the history discipline. Help a graduate student attend by making a donation to the AHA Council Annual Meeting Travel Fund.