Deadline Extended! Applications for Travel Stipends Now Due Oct. 22nd

Deadline Extended! Applications for Travel Stipends Now Due Oct. 22nd

The Arab American Studies Association (AASA) is accepting applications for travel stipends to attend the 2018 Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference in San Antonio (Nov. 15 – 18) or the 2018 American Studies Association (ASA) conference in Atlanta, GA (Nov. 8-11). AASA will award up to two (3) travel stipends to qualified graduate students, adjunct faculty, tenure-track 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 MESA conference in San Antonio or the ASA conference in Atlanta. The funds may be used to cover travel, lodging, and other related expenses.


Qualified applicants include graduate students, adjunct and tenure-track faculty members at accredited institutions, as well as independent researchers. Priority will be given to graduate students and non-tenure track faculty.


Qualified applicants must be an AASA member in good standing; and must be a participant in an AASA-sponsored event at either conference as either a panel presenter, chair, or organizer; or as an AASA board member attending the board meeting at MESA. 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 2018 MESA conference and why the AASA travel stipend is needed;
  • Proposed budget (including estimated airfare, lodging, etc.).


The deadline to apply is October 22, 2018. Applications may be sent via email to:

Arab American Studies Association

Attn: Travel Stipend


Successful applicants will be notified by October 26, 2018.


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.


Questions? Contact the AASA Treasurer at