AASA Travel Grant for MESA 2016, Apps due 9/30

AASA Travel Grant for MESA 2016, Apps due 9/30

Call for Applications

Arab American Studies Association Travel Stipend


Support for graduate students, adjunct faculty, and independent researchers to participate in AASA-sponsored meetings.

The Arab American Studies Association is accepting applications for travel stipends to attend the 2016 Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference in Boston (November 17 – 20). AASA will award up to two (2) travel stipends to qualified graduate students, adjunct faculty, and/or independent researchers.

The Award

Travel stipends of up to $250 will be awarded to qualified candidates to participate in AASA-sponsored meetings and panels at the 2016 MESA conference in Boston. The funds may be used to cover travel, lodging, and other related expenses.

Qualified applicants include graduate students and adjunct faculty members at accredited institutions, as well as independent researchers.

Qualified applicants must be an AASA member in good standing; and must either be an AASA board member, or a participant in the 2016 MESA conference as either a panel presenter, chair, or organizer. Preference is given to applicants who do not have conference travel funding from their present institution or another source.

How to apply

To apply, please submit an application consisting of the following:

  • Brief C.V.;

  • A brief description of your role in the MESA 2016 conference and why the AASA travel stipend is needed;

  • Proposed budget (including estimated airfare, lodging, etc.).

***The deadline to apply is September 30, 2016.***

Applications may be sent via email to:

Arab American Studies Association

Attn: Travel Stipend


Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline.

About the Arab American Studies Association

Founded in 2012, the Arab American Studies Association (AASA) is a non-profit, nonpolitical organization of scholars and other persons interested in the study of Arab American history, ethnicity, culture, literature, art, music, politics, religion, and other aspects of Arab American experience.


Contact the AASA Treasurer at treasurer@arabamericanstudies.org