Travel grants are awarded to IEHS members each year to be used toward costs of attending the OAH/IEHS Annual Meeting. Since the OAH will be online in 2021, the society has decided to award up to four grants to cover the registration fees and membership renewal to participate in the conference. The successful candidates will be members of IEHS, be participating in OAH/IEHS programs as presenters or commentators and/or IEHS committee meetings, and have insufficient institutional support for conference travel. Preference will be given to graduate students, adjunct faculty, and junior t/tk faculty.
Recipients will be notified by February 1, 2021. They will receive reimbursement in advance of the OAH with provision of receipts to the IEHS treasurer.


Membership in IEHS; proof of participation in the OAH/IEHS program; demonstrated lack of institutional support for conference travel.

Required Information

  • Statement of no more than 200 words about how the applicants envision attending the annual meeting will help advance their career in history.
  • C.V. (please be sure to include the following information: current and permanent addresses, educational background, degrees achieved and expected, current institution, current status, and years of IEHS membership)
  • Documentation of insufficient conference travel funds and IEHS membership. A letter template may be completed by a department chair or advisor providing this verification. (The template can be downloaded by clicking here.)
  • Documentation of participation in the OAH program
  • Proposed budget that specifies how the funds will be allocated

The final decision will be made by the IEHS Travel Grants Committee by February prior to each OAH. Each recipient will also receive a certificate.

Please indicate “IEHS Travel Grant Application” in the subject line and send materials in Microsoft Word or PDF by midnight (EST) on December 1, 2021 to

2020 Committee Members

Maddalena Marinari (Chair), Gustavus Adolphus College; Jane Hong, Occidental College; Simeon Man, University of California, San Diego.

Previous Recipients


Hannah Greene (Ph.D. candidate, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University);
Daniel Morales (Assistant Professor, Department of History, James Madison University).