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Conference Travel Grants

Award amount: Up to $500 for domestic and $1,000 for international travel to support Africa-focused conference participation.

These awards are intended to supplement other University of Michigan conference participation grants. Subject to availability of funding, awards will be made to faculty, students, and staff presenting Africa-focused papers or serving as chairs or discussants for Africa-focused sessions at regional, national, or international conferences.

Priority is given to applicants who have not received prior ASC funding and to projects focused on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Deadlines: Rolling basis.

Requirements for faculty and staff

Must complete the online application form and upload the following supporting documents:

  • a copy of the conference program/invitation
  • a short abstract of your presentation

Requirements for students

Must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree programs at the University of Michigan; must complete the online application form and upload the following:

  • a copy of the program/invitation (note: Your institutional affiliation on the conference program should be the “University of Michigan.”)
  • a short abstract of your presentation
  • a letter of recommendation (preferably from your advisor)
  • documentation about other funding requests