National Institute of Social Sciences Annual Meeting Travel Grants

The application period for the 2020 grants has passed. Applications for 2021 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.

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 and Deadline

AHA Members Only: Select the "Members Apply Here" box on the left for further details and a link to the application form.

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

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

Requirements

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.