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Conference Travel Grants

AIPS Conference Travel Grants fund travel to scholarly conferences for the presentation of papers or organization of panels on topics relevant to Pakistan Studies.

All AIPS Conference Travel Grant applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Awards: 

All applications will undergo a competitive review process consistent with the goals and aims of the organization.

1. Domestic (up to $1,000; average awards of $600 reimbursement for conference travel)
2. International (up to $2,000; average awards of $1,200 reimbursement for conference travel)

Note: AIPS does not have funds to cover travel to international conferences for the FY 2017-18

Eligibility and Criteria:

• Must be an AIPS Individual Member at the time of application; if accepted, must maintain membership for the duration of the program
• Must have written proof of proposal acceptance from the conference organizer(s)
• Must present at an invited conference or workshop; invited single lectures are not eligible
• Presentation must be relevant to Pakistan Studies
• Application must be for a future conference and, hence, future travel
• No international travel to Pakistan at this time
• Capped to one per person per year
• Non-US Citizens are strongly encouraged to apply
• Preference to those who have not received a travel grant in the previous two years

How to Apply:

• Verify your eligibility by reading the above “Eligibility and Criteria”
• Email the AIPS office at aips@pakistanstudies-aips.org to confirm availability of travel funds and request access to the Conference Travel Grant application
• Fill out the provided application and follow the instructions provided by AIPS staff

Deadlines: 

All AIPS Conference Travel Grant applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. Applications must be received by 11:59pm CST. The AIPS Review Committee will make all awarding decisions. 

• Round 1: March 15th
• Round 2: June 15th
• Round 3: September 15th
(Note: All applications for travel grants for the Annual Conference on South Asia must be received by September 15th. Applications received after September 15, 2018 will most likely not be reviewed)
• Round 4: December 15th 

Awards for US Citizens are funded through grants from either the Council of American Overseas Research Centers or the US Embassy in Islamabad. Awards for Non-US Citizens are funded by AIPS' unrestricted funds and are pending availability of funds.