About Annette K. Baxter Travel Grants

The Baxter travel grants provide partial travel reimbursement of $300 to advanced graduate students who are members of the American Studies Association by April 1 and will travel to the upcoming convention in order to present a paper on the annual meeting program. The ASA will also reimburse the recipients of the Baxter Grants for their conference registration fee. The ASA is particularly concerned with helping students who have no support for convention attendance from their institutions or other sources, who incur substantial costs for travel to and from the convention, and who have not received travel reimbursement from the ASA in a prior year.

How to Apply

  1. Fill out Grant Application Form
  2. Upload a single PDF including:
  • Letter of Application,
  • A statement signed by applicant's chair confirming that the applicant is enrolled in a graduate program at the signer's institution,
  • A copy of the applicant's registration receipt (in order to receive reimbursement).

 

Each letter of application should include a brief statement by the student describing what university sources of funding, if any, are available; should stipulate that the applicant has no external support for travel to the convention from these or other funds; and should also state the applicant’s paper and session title, as it will appear on the program. 

All application materials should be assembled by the submitter(s) and submitted to the ASA electronically in the form of a single PDF via its online submission platform, Dropbox or Google Drive to asastaff@theasa.net.

Applications must be uploaded using the Grant Application Form by October 15.
 

Contributions

Annette K. Baxter Student Convention Travel Grants are funded through a program of voluntary contributions. The ASA is committed to a very active solicitation of members’ contributions by a fund-raising campaign designed to underscore the importance of subsidizing and encouraging graduate student participation. Members can do this now by checking a space on the conference registration form or on the dues remittance form to indicate that members have added to their registration or dues payments a tax-deductible contribution to the fund. 

The American Studies Association is a 501 (3c) not-for-profit organization chartered in the District of Columbia eligible to receive tax deductible donations and contributions.