Student Travel Award

Students presenting a contributed paper as a first or sole author during the 2017 AES meeting are invited to apply for financial assistance to attend the meeting. All applicants MUST be members in good standing of AES ( dues paid by December 31, 2016) and in at least their second year of membership.

The maximum award will not exceed $500 and society funds typically support only 12-15 awards per year. Funding is only awarded once per degree so please consider carefully whether you want to apply for funds at this time or wait to request funds for future meetings (e.g. those farther away from your institution). Assistance will be need-based (when funds are limiting and the society is not able to fund all applicants). In these instances priority will be given to students with completed research projects to present rather than preliminary analyses. The committee strongly advises all students to seek out additional funding sources (e.g. departmental funds, etc.) to attend the meeting.

To apply, email the Grant Fund Committee Chair with your completed application, compiled as a single pdf document, including:

  1. A completed application form
  2. An itemized budget showing how funds will be spent
  3. An abstract of the paper or poster to be presented
  4. A short formal letter indicating how support will be used and why it is needed. This letter should include an indication of other funding that has been applied for and/or secured.

Completed applications must be received by 5pm EST April 1st, 2017.

Late applications will not be considered.

If for some reason you cannot submit an electronic version of your application, please contact the Grant Committee Chair well in advance of the deadline for other options!

Submit applications to:


Joe Bizzarro
Chair, AES Grant Fund Committee