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2015 Travel Awards

Travel Awards for the 2015 Population Association of America Annual Meeting


Update: 1/7/2014

The International Outreach Committee (IOC) received almost 500 applications, and funding was available for 29 awards. The Committee was faced with the difficult decision of choosing between many highly qualified candidates, whose contributions to the meeting would have been welcomed. Candidates were selected based on whether they appeared on the program either as an author of a paper, a session chair or a discussant. Preference was generally given to first authors. Country and regional balance was also taken into consideration.

The IOC has notified the individuals who have been selected and they have until January 27, 2015 to advise whether or not they will accept the travel award.  In the event that a recipient declines, the IOC will notify an alternate.  However, given the large number of applications received and the limited number of grants, we encourage applicants that have not heard from the IOC to make alternate arrangements to attend.

Unfortunately, outside of this travel award program, there are no additional funds for accommodations or registration, and we are unaware of other funding opportunities.

About the Travel Award Program

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 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: