As a measure to enhance diversity within the German Association for American Studies (GAAS), the GAAS will award four travel grants for Ph.D. students who are members of the GAAS and who plan to attend the GAAS Annual Meeting. We especially encourage applications from Ph.D. students who are structurally disadvantaged and who may face professional marginalization. Criteria include, among others, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or worldview, (dis)ability, age, and social status.

Applications include: Short description of Ph.D. project (c. 500 words), CV, and a brief narrative self-positioning that demonstrates the applicant’s eligibility to the goals of this grant (c. 250 words). In addition to the self-positioning, the quality of the Ph.D. project will be important for a successful application.

Successful applications will be awarded a 250 Euro fellowship to be used for covering the cost of travel to attend the GAAS annual meeting.

All applications should be sent to the Vice President of the GAAS.

Deadline: Applications usually are due on April 1.

Application Procedure and Deadline: The application and selection procedures are conducted jointly by the Executive Board and the speakers of the Diversity Roundtable.