The AAS has limited funds available for panel participants. We are able to offer some funding to individuals participating on the formal program through two funding options as listed below:

Later Developing Countries (LDC) Travel Grants

The AAS has limited funds available to award LDC Travel Grants.  These grants are available to individuals traveling from LDC countries (see Call for Papers for list of ineligible countries). The deadline to request LDC funding was August 9, 2016.  All requests were required to be submitted WITH the initial panel proposal by the organizer of the proposal.  All requests are currently under review. 

We are unable to accept any additional requests for LDC funding.

Individuals awarded LDC funding will receive an award email approximately 3-4 weeks after proposal acceptance notification.  Organizers of these sessions will also receive a copy of the award email.

Note:  LDC Travel Grants requests are only accepted and considered for individuals participating on an organized panel, roundtable or workshop sessions.  Individual paper presenters are not eligible for LDC grant consideration.


Graduate Student Stipends

The AAS has limited funds available to award Graduate Student Stipends.  However, ALL Graduate Students accepted to appear on a formal conference panel session will receive a travel stipend of approximately $200.  These stipends will be distributed to graduate student panel participants ONLY if the following criteria has been met:

  • Student has registered for the conference at the student conference registration rate ($60) by the December 1, 2016 participant pre-registration deadline.*
  • Student lives more than 100 miles away from the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
  • Student has not received funding from other AAS sources.

*We do not offer student non-member conference registration rates.  Therefore, all students on the program must be a current STUDENT MEMBER at the time of the conference registration.  Current student status verification is required to secure student membership.  For more information on how to join the AAS as a Student Member, please visit the Membership Join page.

The items noted above are all that is required to receive the Graduate Student Stipend. There is no separate application.  If you have met the criteria above, you do not need to contact the AAS separately to confirm if you will receive the stipend.  Travel stipend checks are distributed on-site in Toronto.  Valid photo ID is required.


All LDC grants and Graduate Student Stipend awards will be distributed on-site in Toronto.  Award & stipend recipients may pick up their travel funds at the Travel Grants disbursement desk in the Vide Office located on the Lower Concourse Level in the Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel.

Additional details and disbursement desk hours will post at a later date.