The AAR awards each year several Regional Development Grants.
The deadline for application is June 1. Regional Development Grants provide funds for special projects within the regions that promise to benefit the scholarly and professional life of AAR members and do the work of the AAR in the regions. Workshops, special programs, training events and other innovative regional projects may be funded through this source. Generally, grants funded fall into two categories: seed funding to begin ongoing regional initiatives, or one-time funds for special projects. Where possible, projects should be designed so that they may be duplicated or transported to other regions.
The lead applicant(s) must be current members of AAR and maintain their membership throughout the grant period. In general, grants will not be given to the same individuals in consecutive years.
Applications should include
Complete contact information for all parties involved in developing the grant proposal;
A narrative description of the project detailing how the project promises to benefit the scholarly and professional life of AAR members and the work of the region;
A statement on how this project or activities may be adapted to other regional groups or a brief explanation of why this project is region-specific;
A clear timeline for the completion of the grant (projects are to be completed within one year of award announcement, unless other arrangements have been made with the AAR Executive Office);
A detailed budget (office expenses, travel expenses, honoraria, stipend, and other expenses). Institutional overhead costs should not be included in this budget.
No grant will exceed $4,000.
June 1: Grant proposals due to Regional Coordinators
July 1: Regional Coordinators forward grants to Regions Committee
August 15: Regional grant awards announced