AHA Council Annual Meeting Travel Grants

The grant period has passed. Please apply starting next September for the 2018 annual meeting in Washington, DC.

In 2015, the AHA Council established a fund to subsidize graduate student attendance at the AHA annual meeting. 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 typically range from $200–$400. See the list of past recipients.


Only graduate student members of the Association are eligible to apply for the AHA Council Annual Meeting Travel Grants. Please note: No individual is eligible to receive more than one travel grant.

Application Process and Deadline

The AHA has partnered with Interfolio to manage our research grant application process. Applying through Interfolio is FREE for applicants. When submitting an application, if you don't already have an account with Interfolio, you will be asked to set up an account and create a password, but you will NOT be charged any fee to create the account.

Applications must be submitted through Interfolio by November 1 each year. Mailed, e-mailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Applications must include:

  • CV (two pages maximum)
  • Statement of no more than 250 words describing how the applicant would benefit from attending the annual meeting

Selection Process

A selection committee reviews applications each fall, and applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by e-mail in early December. Please, no phone calls.


Successful applicants will be expected to write a 250-word reflection on a session they attended at the annual meeting. Reflections should not be a summary but rather a provocative and interesting reaction.

Award Distribution

Grantees will receive payments after submitting travel receipts and a 250-word reflection on a session attended at the meeting.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.