grants & prizes

Travel Grants

The GSA welcomes non-North American members to its annual conferences, and it can provide financial support as a fund of last resort for a very small number of non-North American participants.

Scholars who seek such support are expected to have applied to other organizations, such as the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) or the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY). Shuld they be unable to obtain funding, the GSA can provide a free, economy-class, round-trip plane ticket from Frankfurt am Main to the GSA conference site, or an equivalent ticket based on the cost of a ticket from Frankfurt. In addition, the recipient agrees to stay three or more nights at the conference hotel, with one night paid by the GSA.

Applicants should send the following information to the GSA Executive Director, Professor David E. Barclay, at

  • A current CV or Lebenslauf;
  • A brief description of their role in the conference;
  • Evidence that all potential sources of funding at home have been exhausted or are not applicable.

There is no fixed deadline for applications; however, members are urged to apply as soon as they can demonstrate that they have exhausted all funding possibilities in their home countries, as funds are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Recipients may not receive funding in two consecutive years. Approved recipients who subsequently cancel their participation are liable for all ticket, hotel, registration, and meal ticket costs, and may also be subject to a service charge of US $100.