Conference Attendance Grant

Financial support for AAH members to present research at conferences


2016 AAH Grants Update


Our existing grants and prizes programme is currently undergoing review. We will announce information about our new AAH awards, grants and prizes for 2017 onwards very soon. Please check our AAH Funding page for further updates.

The aim of the Conference Attendance Grant is to help art historians who are session convenors or who have had a paper or a poster accepted for any art history-related conference anywhere in the world to cover some of the expenses of attending the conference. Applicants may apply for up to £300 to cover the cost of conference fees, travel and accommodation.

Who is the grant for?

You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:

1. You are currently a member of the AAH and have been a member for at least one year.

2. You can provide written evidence that you have been invited to convene a session or present a paper or poster at an art-history related conference or similar. You can also provide paperwork substantiating the amount of your claim (evidence of conference fees, and of actual or estimated travel or accommodation expenses). You will be required to provide copies of both with your application.

You are not eligible if you are:

1. Enrolled in either full-time or part-time study (undergraduate or postgraduate).

2. You have received a Conference Attendance Grant from the AAH within the last year. Previous recipients may apply again if two years have elapsed since the previous award.

3. You are a member of the AAH Board of Trustees or one of its sub-committees.
Please note that priority will be given to applicants who are unaffiliated to an institution or without other means of support, but all eligible applications will be considered.

How does it work?

Applicants are required to complete an application form, a proposal form and attach copies of the written evidence specified above. Applications are then assessed on merit by the AAH Freelance and Independents’ Group Committee and AAH trustees. All applications are anonymised before they are passed to the judging panel.

We will aim to notify all applicants of the outcome within one month of the deadline.

Grants will only be awarded to cover 1) conference fees, 2) travel by plane, train or bus (not car or taxi) 3) accommodation. The successful applicant will be asked to pay their expenses and then claim this cost back from AAH by providing receipts to the amount claimed. Receipts should be submitted as soon as possible and all grants must be claimed within two years of being awarded. The grants will be paid by cheque or bank transfer in pounds sterling. The AAH is unable to cover bank charges and exchange commissions.

If your paper is accepted and the conference takes place between the two deadlines, you may apply for the grant retrospectively. You may not apply for the grant to cover costs you incurred for a conference that took place more than six months before the deadline.

Successful applicants will be required to write a short report (no more than 500 words) on their contribution to the conference and submit this to the AAH no later than 8 weeks after the conference has taken place. This report may be published on the AAH website or in the Bulletin.

The decision of the AAH is final. By submitting the application you agree to the conditions of this grant. You also agree to have the submitted evidence checked. The AAH reserves the right to periodically revise the conditions of this grant and to publish the names of grant recipients.

How to apply

We are no longer accepting applications for this grant.

Recent recipients