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2015 Travel Awards

Travel Awards for the 2015 Population Association of America Annual Meeting


With support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, PAA will award travel grants to scholars from countries in the developing world (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East) or Eastern Europe to attend the Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, April 30-May 2, 2015. These grants cover the costs of membership and registration fees, round-trip airfare, and a stipend for hotel and food expenses during the PAA meetings. Eligibility criteria are: resident of a country in these regions; not currently receiving an international salary; not currently enrolled in Western graduate degree program; and did not receive a PAA travel award in the previous two years. In selecting recipients, priority will be given to applicants who appear on the meeting program, with highest priority going to sole or first authors of papers. African scholars are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline for submitting a paper or abstract for presentation at the meeting was September 26, 2014, and the deadline for applying for a travel award was October 3, 2014. (CANDIDATES WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A TRAVEL GRANT BEFORE LEARNING IF THEIR PAPER HAS BEEN ACCEPTED FOR PRESENTATION.)

The PAA will issue a letter for support in obtaining a visa; however, it is the responsibility of the award recipient to obtain a valid visa for travel to the United States. Recipients should apply for the necessary visas immediately upon notification of award, as this process may require considerable time.  For information related to obtaining visas, visit the US State Department websites and The National Academies International Visitors Office: