Ambassador Grants provide matching funds for NEAIR members to attend a conference other than an IR conference. The maximum award is $800.
The primary emphasis of the Ambassador Grant is on participation at "non-mainstream" conferences, with the aim of broadening the horizons of both the attendee and the NEAIR membership at large. Non-institutional research conferences will be given preference. Applications that include an intention to present at the Ambassador’s Conference will have preference. Please note that the funds are to be used for future conference travel; there is no reimbursement for activities that pre-date the acceptance of the proposal.
Submissions will be accepted starting Monday, April 24 and the deadline for completed submissions is Saturday, July 8, 2023.
Click on the links below to learn more about the grant and what you need to do to prepare a successful application.
|Preparing An Application
|Criteria for Selection
|Ambassador Grant Budget Template
|Ambassador Grant Rubric
|Past Ambassador Grant Recipients
Your application must be submitted in one session so please prepare all of the components before beginning the application process. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please sign into the NEAIR website using your username and password. Your information will be pre-populated in the application below for you to then upload grant application materials.
"The NEAIR Ambassador grant funding enabled me to attend the full 2022 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference. Though I likely would have attended regardless of the grant (I had three presentations at the conference), the funding enabled me to opt into the Council on Public Policy in Higher Education pre-conference and attend through the last day of the conference. Without the support from NEAIR, it is likely I would have had to cut my trip short and missed out on some amazing presentations and networking opportunities. With the support, I was able to take full advantage of the opportunities ASHE had to offer.
Compared to other grant applications, the NEAIR Ambassador grant was quite intuitive and did not take much time. I was able to complete my application in about half a day, whereas many other applications can take several weeks to draft.
I would simply encourage anyone with the slightest interest in applying for this grant to take the leap and do so. Though at times it can seem intimidating to put yourself out there, the NEAIR Ambassador grant offers an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the grant process, and all in the comfort of a small community of encouraging Institutional Researchers.” —Thomas Zimmerman