Diversity and Inclusion Convention Travel Grant

Thanks to the generous contributions by individual donors and institutional members University of Pittsburgh REEES and UC Berkeley ISEEES, ASEEES is able to offer the ASEEES Diversity and Inclusion Convention Travel Grant program 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 LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.


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. Recipients of a Graduate Student Travel Grant cannot receive a Diversity and Inclusion Travel Grant for the same convention.


Up to $500 USD plus convention registration


August 31 (All applicants will be notified of their status by September 21)


  • Complete the online grant application form, 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 Sept 5.  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.


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

Please consider contributing to the Diversity and Inclusion Travel Grant Fund.  Help us increase the number of grants that we can provide.

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