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Conference Travel Grants

AIPS Conference Travel Grants fund travel to scholarly conferences for the presentation of papers or organization of panels on topics relevant to Pakistan Studies.

*Currently, AIPS does not have funds for travel grants for presenting research at scholarly conferences for non-US applicants at this time. Please check with AIPS ( regarding funding options for non-US citizens.

All AIPS Conference Travel Grant applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Awards:  All applications will undergo a competitive review process consistent with the goals and aims of the organization.

1. Domestic (up to $1,000; average awards of $600 reimbursement for conference travel)
2. International (up to $2,000; average awards of $1,200 reimbursement for conference travel); Must be a US citizen.
*Limited funds for International Conference Travel Grants


Eligibility and Criteria:
• Must be an AIPS Individual Member at the time of application; if accepted, must maintain membership for the duration of the program
• Must have written proof of proposal acceptance from the conference organizer(s)
• Must present at an invited conference or workshop; invited single lectures are not eligible
• Presentation must be relevant to Pakistan Studies
• Application must be for a future conference and, hence, future travel
• International travel to Pakistan is limited to post-doctoral, US citizen applicants for Islamabad and Lahore only.  Travel is subject to US State Department security restrictions.
• Capped to one per person per year
• Preference to those who have not received a travel grant in the previous two years


How to Apply:
• Verify your eligibility by reading the above “Eligibility and Criteria”
• Email the AIPS office at to confirm availability of travel funds and request access to the Conference Travel Grant application
• Follow the instructions provided by AIPS staff


Application Materials:
• Online form completed successfully
• Paper abstract
• CV
• E-mail or PDF evidence of your paper having been accepted
• Letter of support from a faculty advisor (students only)


All AIPS Conference Travel Grant applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. Applications must be received by 11:59pm CST. The AIPS Review Committee will make all awarding decisions. 

• Round 1: December 15 
• Round 2: March 15
• Round 3: June 15
• Round 4: September 15 

(Note: All applications for travel grants for the Annual Conference on South Asia must be received by September 15th. Applications received after September 15th will most likely not be reviewed.)

Awards for US Citizens are funded through grants from either the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) or the US Embassy in Islamabad. Awards for Non-US Citizens are funded by AIPS' unrestricted funds and are pending availability of funds.