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Conference Grant and Guest Pass Requests

When and how do I submit a request for grant funds or guest passes?

Submit your request(s) at the same time as submitting the 2015 Session Proposal. The form to request conference grants and guest passes is at this link. Conference Grant Request Form. The grant submission deadline is the same as the deadline for the session proposal - November 1, 2014.

What types of requests for grants are acceptable?

Travel, hotel sleeping room costs, other items such as piano rental, music stand rental, production costs, and costs for more than one (1) audiovisual request.

Are there limits to the amount of grant funds that can be requested?

Yes. The maximum request is $500 per session.

Who qualifies for a grant?

Participants who are NOT involved in the arts in higher education. These could be US-based artists or those from out of the country, for example, or speakers from business, government or other organizations. Anyone may apply for audiovisual funding.

Can graduate students or undergraduate students apply for funding support to the conference?

No, but there will be a limited number of Fellowships that allow for partial reimbursement of the student fees in exchange for working at the conference registration desk for 3.5 hours during the conference. Visit this page for more information.

Who can qualify for a Guest Pass?

  • A guest artist who is NOT involved in higher education. If the person is coming in only to do a session, then apply for a Session Guest Pass.

What if I don't know on November 1 who will qualify for a grant, etc.? For example, Focus Group Debut Panels sometimes award small stipends to the winners.

Request the amount of money up to $500 that you hope to disburse at the conference. Once the winners have been selected, those names need to be forwarded to the ATHE office by May 1 so the winners can be listed in the program book.

What happens if the session has been awarded a grant, but the person cancels?

Please inform the ATHE office as soon as you know.

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