#PAA2017 – Travel Awards Information
With support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the PAA Fund, the PAA will award travel grants to scholars from countries in the developing world (Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East) or Eastern Europe to attend the PAA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL April 27-29, 2017. These grants cover the costs of membership and registration fees, round-trip airfare and possibly 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 a developed country 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 selected to be presented and early-career scholars. African scholars are especially encouraged to apply.
- Round-trip transportation to the meeting only
- Round-trip transportation and $200 USD per diem
- Round-trip transportation to the meeting plus hotel allowance
- Round-trip transportation to the meeting, hotel allowance, plus meal and incidental expense allowance
All else equal, the selection committee will prefer Option 1 over Option 2, Option 2 over Option 3 and Option 3 over Option 4 because the cost-sharing of these expenses with other sources of funding will enable PAA to provide travel grants to more scholars.
The schedule for travel awards is as follows:
September 29, 2016: Deadline for submission of a paper or abstract to the PAA for consideration of presentation at the 2017 meetings.
November 15, 2016: Deadline for application for travel awards. (CANDIDATES WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A TRAVEL GRANT BEFORE LEARNING IF THEIR PAPER HAS BEEN ACCEPTED FOR PRESENTATION.)
December 15, 2016: Travel award applicants will be notified (via email) if they have been selected for a travel grant and those selected will be given a travel arrangement request form to be completed and returned to the PAA.
How to Apply
You may apply for the travel award online. Please follow the travel award submission process steps. If you have any questions or technical issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must apply for a travel award by November 15, 2016. Submissions will not be accepted after the deadline.
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: