National Institute of Social Sciences Annual Meeting Travel Grants

The application period for the 2020 grants has passed. Applications for 2022 grants will open in October 2021. 

Established in 2019 by the members of the National Institute of Social Sciences, the National Institute of Social Sciences Annual Meeting Travel Grants are awarded to help defray travel expenses incurred by graduate students attending the AHA annual meeting. Graduate student applicants in any major or minor field of history will be considered. Successful applicants will be awarded travel subsidies of up to $400 each. Preference will be given to graduate students participating in the meeting program.  Applications are accepted each fall. See the list of past recipients.

Eligibility

Only graduate student members of the Association are eligible to apply for the National Institute of Social Sciences Annual Meeting Travel Grants. Please note: No individual is eligible to receive more than one travel grant. Preference will be given to those who have previously applied but not received an award.

Application Process

Log into your MY AHA account at historians.org/myaha and click “Available Awards” in the Awards, Grants, and Fellowships section.

  1. Fill in the application form, which includes your contact information and a statement describing how you would benefit from attending the annual meeting.
  2. Upload an Application Packet as a single PDF. Include the following document:
    • CV (up to 2 pages)
  3. Letters of recommendation are NOT required.

Selection Process

Recipients will be selected by lottery, and successful applicants will be notified by email in early December. Please, no phone calls.

Requirements

After the annual meeting, successful applicants will be expected to write a 250-word reflection on a session they attended. 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.