Diversity and Inclusion Convention Travel Grant

ASEEES is pleased to announce the new ASEEES Diversity and Inclusion Convention Travel Grant program.  We will offer 5 grants of up to $500 to subsidize travel to attend the ASEEES Annual Convention.

Program Purpose:

The purpose of this grant program is:

To promote diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies by fostering greater inclusion of underrepresented minority students in the field, and
To provide greater understanding of the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities, members of the LGTBQ community, and people with disabilities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

ELIGIBILITY:

BA, MA, and PhD students from all backgrounds studying the humanities or social science fields at any college or university, who have demonstrated a commitment to the purpose outlined above through either their studies, research, teaching, or service to the profession, are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not be session participants in the convention program to apply. 

GRANT AMOUNT: 

Up to $500 USD plus one-year ASEEES student membership and convention registration

DEADLINE:

August 15 (All applicants will be notified of their status by September 15)

APPLICATIONS:

  • Complete the online grant application form (application forthcoming), which includes a 250-word essay, addressing how your experience, study and/or career plans align with the program purpose outlined above and how attending the ASEEES Convention will advance these plans. Also include your curriculum vitae and the e-mail address of a faculty member who will submit a letter of reference. If you will be a convention session participant, please include the session title and the paper title and abstract, as applicable. 

  • Make sure that a faculty member submits a letter of reference by August 21.  The referee will get an e-mail notification on how to submit the letter via the application site. 

Please note that when you click on the online grant application form, you will be redirected to Submittable.com, the external application site that we use.

GRANT DISBURSEMENT:

Awards will be disbursed upon submission of the grant disbursement form and accomanying travel receipts to ASEEES in the weeks following the Convention.