Travel grants for Beijing 2020

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Twenty five travel grants worth up to US$1,500 each will be made available to early-stage scholars, who are members of IAMCR in good standing, reside in low and middle income countries and have papers accepted for presentation at our upcoming conference in Beijing. These include the Dipak De Travel Grant for Early-career South Asian Scholars, funded by an anonymous donor in memory of Dipak De and awarded to an early-career IAMCR member from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka.

All grants are intended to help offset the travel costs of IAMCR members who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. Applications can be submitted in March and April 2020.


Travel grants are available only to early-stage scholars who have no tenured position at the moment of applying, who have an abstract accepted for full presentation at the conference, who currently reside* in low or middle income countries (see the country income classification list), and who have been paid-up members of IAMCR for at least one full year - that is, who are current members in 2020 and were also members in 2019. Representatives and student representatives of an institution that has been a member for 1 year qualify even if they were only added in the current year. The selection process seeks to support diverse participation at the conference, with priority given to under-represented regions and countries.

Note that for co-authored papers, only the first author is eligible for a grant unless he or she is unable to attend the conference.

The travel grant programme seeks to promote diverse participation at IAMCR conferences. In addition to the individual criteria for eligibility, the selection process will promote diversity amongst the travel grant awardees in terms of gender, region and country of residence, and will support participation of people with varying levels of prior involvement and activity in IAMCR.

Scholars who have received more than one IAMCR conference grant in the past are not eligible.

You cannot apply until you receive confirmation from the head of your section or working group that your paper has been accepted for presentation. The Section and Working Group heads' decisions are due by 27 March 2020.

Application Deadline

23:59 GMT, 8 April 2020


Winners will be notified within two weeks of the deadline and will have another two weeks to confirm their acceptance, after which unconfirmed grants will be reassigned to other applicants.

Requirements after acceptance

There are two conditions for release of grant funds:

  • Successful applicants must submit their full papers online by 5 June, 2020;
  • A signed confirmation form, including a statement committing the grant recipient to reimburse the grant if he or she do not attend the conference and present their paper, must be received by IAMCR's Treasurer.

As no payment will be made before full paper submission, and international bank transfers can take up to two weeks, grant recipients are encouraged to submit their full paper as early as possible.

Costs associated with currency exchange and banking fees may be deducted from the final grant amount.