Travel Grants

The EAA is grateful to the Annual Meeting Organiser, the University of Bern, in cooperation with the Oscar Montelius Foundation (OMF) for their generous financial support to enable the EAA to award a number of grants to its members in order to assist with the costs incurred during their attendance of the Annual Meeting in Bern in September.

A minimum of 113 grants to the sum of € 400,- are available for EAA members participating in the Annual Meeting.


Selection criteria

1. Only completed applications in English will be considered.
2. Only current EAA members are eligible to apply.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who are making an active contribution within the Annual Meeting programme. Priority will be given as follows: session organiser, presenter of a paper, (non) statutory committee member with a scheduled meeting, poster presenter.
  • A maximum of two grants can be received by session organisers in a single session.
  • A single paper can receive only one grant. In the case of a joint paper, it is possible to share a grant.
  • An applicant is only eligible to receive one grant, regardless of the number of sessions, papers or posters being given.
  • Priority will be given to those who have not received a grant from the EAA to attend the Annual Meeting in the last three years.
3. Priority will be given to EAA members resident in category B countries, as approved by the AMBM at the EAA Annual Meeting in Maastricht, 2017.
    The list of category A and B countries is based on the World Bank data on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita. Countries approved to fall within the A category of membership include (in alphabetical order): Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR (China), Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao SAR (China), Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Sint-Maarten, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican City. All other countries fall into the B category.
4. EAA members that are currently unemployed, regardless of their country of residence, are also encouraged to apply.

 

Application procedure

The application procedure will open on Tuesday 26th March 2019 12:00 CET
  • Applications this year must be submitted electronically (and not via email) using the application module that will be published on the EAA website on the 26th March;
  • Applications will only be considered, and will only be possible, from EAA members who have already been accepted as session organiser, and/or who have had a contribution (paper or poster) accepted;
  • Members will be informed about successful or rejected presentations on the 26th March 2019;
  • The Secretariat will inform all members when the application procedure is open.
Applications should be submitted before Thursday 11th April 2019 23:59 CET
  • Applicants will receive an email from the Secretariat confirming receipt of the application within 48 hours.
Successful applicants will be informed on or before Tuesday 23rd April 2019
  • The deadline for registration payment for presenters is Wednesday 24th April 2019 23:59 CET.

Application Form

  • Members will be asked to fill in their name and EAA membership ID.
  • Further relevant personal information, as well as session and contribution names and ID will then be generated automatically.
  • Applicants will be asked to submit a motivation (no more than 200 words) in support of their application. The motivation is important as this will be referred to during the selection procedure.
  • Applicant will be asked to declare that:
    • they are not in receipt of any other form of financial assistance to attend the Annual Meeting (financial support of any kind from employer or student bursary, for instance)
    • they have taken adequate and reasonable measures to ensure the costs of their attendance at the Annual Meeting are as economic as possible (travel and accommodation costs).

Selection procedure

  • The selection process will endeavour to be as fair and objective as possible. The selection of successful applicants will be carried out by the Chair of the OMF Trustees, the Annual Meeting Organiser for Bern and the EAA Secretary.
  • Each application will be considered individually. Only completed applications made using the application form provided will be considered.
  • Applications will not be considered from EAA members who have been awarded grants in the past but have not attended the Annual Meeting, either without good reason, or without informing the EAA.
  • Successful applicants will be informed, by email, by the EAA Administrator.

Grant payments

  • After completing on-site registration at the registration desk at the Annual Meeting venue, successful applicants must confirm acceptance of the grant, in person, at the EAA desk from Wednesday 4th September up until Saturday 7th September 12:00 local time.
  • Applicants will need to provide proof of ID and registration for the Annual Meeting and will need to confirm bank transfer details.
  • Payments of grants cannot be made before or during the Annual Meeting, but will be made by bank transfer in the week immediately after.
  • The OMF reserves the right to withdraw any grant that is not claimed, in person, at the Annual Meeting. Any monies from grants withdrawn in this way will be reallocated at future Annual Meetings.

Important dates

Application procedure will open on 26 March.
Application procedure will close on 11 April.
Successful applicants will be informed by 23 April.

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