Grants to Assist Regional American Studies Conferences and Projects The American Studies Association is pleased to invite regional chapters of the Association to apply to the ASA for grants to support the development of conferences and other projects at the regional level. The grants will support conferences and projects developed by regional chapters that seek to distinguish themselves from conferences and projects of the national ASA. Regional American Studies organizations have a wide range of constituencies,organizations, resources and needs that the national organization and its conferences and programs may not adequately recognize or serve. These grants are intended to bridge this gap by providing financial resources to enable regional chapters to develop programming, in the form of conferences or other projects, that engages both American Studies practitioners and others interested in the field within a specific region in an original and creative manner.

Regional Chapters are encouraged to consult the More About Regional Chapters Grants page for example applications.

Deadline: March 1, 2020.

Grants will be available for conference/project proposals that articulate and demonstrate a commitment to unique approaches for regional chapter programming. Such proposals should take advantage of the resources, both human and material, within the region. Funded proposals must demonstrate an ability to take regional programming beyond a format defined simply by papers responding to a given theme, and an ability to bring people outside the academic foundations of American Studies into the discussions such programming engenders. Awards will range from $500 to $3,000.