Support the AAR
AAR Academy Fund
AAR members have generously supported the Academy Fund for more than 30 years. Contributions to the Academy Fund provide much needed support for AAR general operations, travel grants, program support, international initiatives and the International Dissertation Research Fellowships. The AAR is grateful for the continuing support for our programs and thanks you for your generosity.
The online contribution form provides two programs to choose from when making your gift, "Unrestricted" and "Annual Meeting Travel Grants." Choosing "Unrestricted" allows the AAR to allocate your gift where it is most needed.
Attending the Annual Meeting, delivering papers, serving on panels, and interviewing at the Employment Center afford valuable opportunities for scholarly development. Yet in recent years, declining access to external sources of funding has made the cost of attendance prohibitive for many who would benefit from these activities. Students, contingent faculty, and the unemployed/underemployed experience this hardship most acutely. If they cannot attend, not only they, but the Academy as a whole suffers from the loss of their involvement.
To broaden participation in the Annual Meeting, AAR has developed a generous grant program to defray costs and make attending the Annual Meeting a reality for members who would otherwise struggle to attend. If you would like to help members in need attend the Annual Meeting, please donate using the online contribution form. Select "Annual Meeting Travel Grants" as the program to benefit at the bottom of the form.
Honor Someone with a Gift to the AAR
Make a contribution to the American Academy of Religion in honor or in memory of a friend or colleague through a gift tribute to the Academy Fund.
Gifts in Honor
Celebrate graduation, publishing, tenure, retirement or any occasion with a gift to the American Academy of Religion in the name of a friend or colleague. An honor gift is a unique way to recognize those special people around you in a meaningful way.
Gifts in Memory
Celebrate the life and memory of a friend or colleague through a memorial gift. Recognize his or her lifetime contributions to the academic study of religion with a gift in his or her memory.
Charitable gifts of $25 or more will be personally acknowledged with a letter informing the recipient of your generosity and thoughtfulness.
To make a gift in honor or in memory of someone, please contact the Development Office at 404.727.3049 or mail a check to: