Call for Application - Grabar Travel Grant, Deadline December 15

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Dear HIAA members,


A reminder that the deadline for the Grabar Travel Grant is approaching! Due to the pandemic, the HIAA executive board delayed the mid-year grant and TWO travel grants will be awarded for this cycle. Also, because of travel restrictions, note that applicants can include fees associated with participating in virtual conferences in their budgets, which the grant will cover up to $150.


Grabar Travel Grant

Deadline: December 15, 2020


This competition is open to graduate students (doctoral candidates) who have been invited or accepted as participants in a scholarly conference or other professional meeting for the purpose of presenting papers, chairing sessions or moderating discussions. 


The maximum amount of the award is $700 US. 


Applicants must be HIAA members in good standing at the time of application. Grabar Travel Grants must be used within 12 months of the award date. 


Applications must include the following five components and be submitted in a single pdf to the Grabar Travel Committee Chair, Matthew Saba ( by December 15, 2020:

  • Application cover sheet, available here
  • A cover letter explaining the applicant’s purpose in participating in the conference, the expected benefits of participation, and an itemized travel budget
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of acceptance from the conference/session organizer(s). 
  • Abstract of the paper to be presented.

In addition, a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s primary supervisor should be sent directly to the Grabar Travel Committee Chair, Matthew Saba ( by the deadline.


Applicants from outside the United States are responsible for meeting the requirements for and obtaining any visas necessary for visits to or residence and research in the United States. Upon request, HIAA will supply documentation of the grant and/or fellowship award, the dates of the award, and financial support.


For further details and to apply, please visit: