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CAA International Member Conference Travel Grants

About the Grant

CAA will award a limited number of grants to artists and scholars living and traveling from outside the United States as partial reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 108th Annual Conference, taking place February 12–15, 2020, in Chicago. To qualify for the grant, applicants must be current CAA members (active between time of application through the conference). Funds are for transportation to and from the conference only, not for meals or lodging. Successful applicants will also receive complimentary conference registration. Applications for this award are now closed for 2020.

Grant amounts for the 2020 conference will be announced late fall and are based solely on donations to the Annual Conference Travel Grant fund (see below). In past years, awards have ranged from $150-$500 depending on donations and the number of eligible applicants.

Grant recipients are chosen by lottery. Depending on the number of applications received, preference will be given to conference attendees not participating as a speaker, chair, or discussant, first-time conference attendees, and/or those traveling from extreme distances. CAA members living outside the US who are PhD or MFA graduate students may also apply for the CAA Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, but applicants can only receive a single award.

The following application materials must be submitted:

  • A completed application
  • Shortened CV for applicant (approximately two pages)
  • A one-page statement of no more than 150 words stipulating that the applicant has no external support for travel to the conference
  • A letter of recommendation from the head or chair of the applicant’s department, division, or institution (professional artists may include a letter of recommendation from any professional contact)

For inquiries and upcoming deadlines, please contact Cali Buckley, Grants and Special Programs Manager, at cbuckley@collegeart.org.

CAA reimburses grantees promptly after the conference upon receiving an original airline/bus/train ticket (or eticket) receipt, with the price clearly printed on it. Receipts are due no later than thirty days after the conference. Photocopies, carbons, or boarding passes are not accepted; be sure to make a photocopy or scan of the document for your records before sending the original.
Grant amounts for the 2019 conference will be announced mid-November and are based solely on donations to the Annual Conference Travel Grant fund (see below). In past years, awards have ranged from $150-$500 depending on donations and the number of eligible applicants.

DONATE TO THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS

The Annual Conference Travel Grants for graduate-student and international members are funded solely by donations from CAA members—please contribute today. Charitable contributions are 100 percent tax deductible. CAA extends a warm thanks to those members who have made voluntary contributions to this fund.