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AAR Academy Fund

AAR members have generously supported the Academy Fund for more than 30 years. Contributions to the Academy Fund provide much needed support for AAR general operations, program support, international initiatives and the International Dissertation Research Fellowships. The AAR is grateful for the continuing support for our programs and thanks you for your generosity.

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Annual Meeting Travel Grants

Attending the Annual Meeting, delivering papers, serving on panels, and interviewing at the Employment Center afford valuable opportunities for scholarly development. Yet in recent years, declining access to external sources of funding has made the cost of attendance prohibitive for many who would benefit from these activities. Students, contingent faculty, and the unemployed/underemployed experience this hardship most acutely. If they cannot attend, not only they, but the Academy as a whole suffers from the loss of their involvement.

To broaden participation in the Annual Meeting, AAR has developed a generous grant program to defray costs and make attending the Annual Meeting a reality for members who would otherwise struggle to attend.

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AAR COVID-19 Crisis Fund

The AAR recognizes that some members have been adversely impacted financially by the pandemic. With this in mind, the 2020 AAR COVID-19 Crisis Fund was established to provide mini grants to members who have lost a significant portion of their income. While this fund cannot provide continuing sustenance for members in crisis situations, the hope is to provide a small financial bridge during a difficult situation.

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Mail Your Donation

If you prefer to mail in your donation, fill out this printable contribution form and mail it to: 

American Academy of Religion
825 Houston Mill Road
Atlanta, GA  30329

The AAR is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization recognized by the IRS. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.