Subvention for Conference Travel


Full-time graduate students pursuing research within Iranian Studies are invited to apply for a limited number of AIS conference travel grants to attend the organization’s biennial conference in Mexico City in August 2024. In selecting awardees from among the applicants, AIS will pay special attention to individuals demonstrating financial need. In compliance with AIS policies on diversity, equity, and inclusion, priority will be given to applicants that come from disadvantaged or marginalized communities (e.g., low income; first-generation). Each travel subsidy will not exceed $500 in total and can ONLY be used to defray the costs of transportation and hotel accommodation directly related to the AIS Biennial Conference. Registration fees for the conference will be waived for those in receipt of AIS travel grants. Applicants should submit a brief statement – no more than 300 words – detailing the nature of their financial need. Applicants should also indicate their engagement at the conference (e.g., paper presenter; discussant; chair) together with the title of the panel or roundtable; and an itemized budget of estimated trip expenses. Applicants must disclose any other sources of funding anticipated or received. Finally, students would need to provide one academic reference sent to the email below by the deadline. The applicant’s name should appear in the subject line of this email. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the recommendation is sent in time. Applications are due by April 30, 2024. We will aim to notify successful applicants by May 20. Applications must be submitted by e-mail attachment only to:

Please note: Payments will normally be made by check or electronic bank transfer. Students wishing to receive funds by bank transfer will be asked to provide their banking details, home address, and citizenship at a later date. Iranian citizens are not eligible to receive travel grants due to sanctions regulations.