Submissions Are Closed

Deadline: November 15, 2024

Award Type

Travel Grant

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. The application deadline is November 15.



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 Click “Available Application Forms” in the AHA Awards, Grants, and Jobs section. Select the “AHA Council Annual Meeting Travel Grants” link.

  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.


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.