2019 Annual Meeting, Nov 23-26

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be in San Diego, CA, November 23-26. Register Now!

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Rocky Mountains-Great Plains
Deadline: November 4, 2019

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Undergraduate Deadline: December 15, 2019

Deadline: December 16, 2019

Upper Midwest
Deadline: December 31, 2019

Deadline: January 10, 2020

Eastern International
Deadline: February 1, 2020

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Religion and the Arts Travel Grant

What Religion and the Arts Travel Grant Recipients Say about the Program
List of Winners by Year

Funded by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Georgetown University
Application Deadline: April 19

The AAR Religion and the Arts Travel Grant will be awarded to a graduate student studying Religion and the Arts who is without institutional support to attend the AAR Annual Meeting. The travel grant will offset the travel costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting: registration fees (including tours and workshops), hotel room, transportation, and meals up to $1,500.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current membership in the AAR with preference to applicants with consistent membership
  • Enrolled in a Religion and the Arts degree program or writing a thesis or dissertation on Religion and the Arts
  • Financial need—current status as a graduate student with lack of access to institutional or external funding

Applications Must Include

  • Brief bio including name, institutional affiliation
  • Statement of plans and involvement with religion and the arts opportunities at the Annual Meeting; participation on the program is a plus
  • Statement of financial need describing current income and estimated costs to attend the Annual Meeting as well as any institutional or external travel support available
  • Letter of recommendation from professor, chair, or director confirming the topic of your thesis or dissertation is on Religion and the Arts

Applicants should submit their materials through the online submission form found here. The application deadline is April 19, 2019, at 5:00 pm EDT.

The grant will be distributed at or after the Annual Meeting. Receipts for expenses will need to be submitted.

The grant winner will be asked to fill out a post-Annual Meeting survey about their contributions to the Annual Meeting, and the benefits of Annual Meeting attendance for their scholarship and vocation.

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