Registration Grants & Financial Assistance

The AAS is committed to addressing the concerns of diversity and equity at our annual conference as well recognizing the need for conference registration financial assistance. Below are funding opportunities currently available to assist individuals with attending the AAS 2024 Annual Conference.

Complimentary Student Conference Registrations Lottery

The AAS is pleased to once again present the complimentary conference registration student lottery. The AAS will select twenty (20) students to receive free conference registration to the AAS 2024 Annual Conference.

To enter to win a free registration, complete the submission form.  Winners will be selected by random draw. The deadline to enter is November 3, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. The official drawing will take place on November 6, 2023, and winners will be notified via email.  

For contest rules and regulations, click here.

Deadline: November 3, 2023

Selected winners who are currently not active student members will need to submit proof of student status by November 10, 2023.

 Accessibility Grant 

The AAS is pleased to provide a limited number of accessibility grants to attend the AAS 2024 Annual Conference to qualified applicants. Individuals furloughed from their college/university or who are currently unemployed may apply for the Accessibility Grant.  These grants will cover conference registration fees for the AAS Annual Conference.   AAS membership is not required to apply.  

Deadline: November 3, 2023

Grant recipients will be notified via email.

Diversity and Inclusion Conference Registration Grant 

The AAS is pleased to announce as a part of our Diversity and Equity Initiative, a conference registration grant in support of students and faculty in the field of Asian Studies at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Diversity and Equity Conference Registration Grants cover 100% of the conference registration fees for the AAS 2024 Annual Conference.   

Eligible applicants include undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at an HBCU who are either currently enrolled in Asian Studies related courses and/or minoring or majoring in Asian Studies, and faculty teaching courses in the field of Asian Studies, including languages courses, at HBCU.  

HBCU students and faculty should complete the application posted below.  Diversity and Inclusion Conference registration grant applications must be submitted no later than February 22, 2024.

AAS membership is not a requirement to apply or receive complimentary access to the AAS Annual Conference.

Deadline: February 22, 2024

All applicants will receive a confirmation of Diversity and Inclusion Conference Registration Grants via email followed by conference registration confirmation.

AAS2024 Proposal Decisions were emailed on Sept. 14. Please make sure to check your spam folder for the email.