The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) will offer doctoral student conference grants (Dissertation Award) for the 2018 National Conference, March 25-28, 2018. The grants allow the recipients to attend the conference as an introduction to the academy and provide excellent networking opportunities for new academicians.
To be eligible for this grant, applicants must be a doctoral candidate who has successfully defended their dissertation or recent graduate (within the past year since December 8, 2017) in a program leading to a teaching or administrative position in higher education; or the applicant’s program of study and/or research emphasis must be aligned with or show some involvement in the African American community. The applicant also may have recently completed the defense of the dissertation, thus may not be currently enrolled. Defense of the dissertation should have occurred within the past year.
The award recipient will receive a $1,200 cash award, conference registration, and a one-year membership in AABHE. Second, third, and fourth place winners will receive $1000, $750, and $500 (respectively) cash awards, conference registration, hotel stay, and a one-year membership in AABHE. Failure to attend the conference and/or fulfill conference responsibilities voids the receipt of the cash award, conference registration and 1-year membership. Extenuating circumstances may be considered.