Memorial Conference Grant


Memorial Conference Grants are awarded to current members in honor of a deceased NEAIR member who made significant contributions to the organization. The intent of this program is to financially support members who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference, particularly individuals who plan to share their knowledge and expertise with the NEAIR community. Grants are awarded to two NEAIR members to help defray the costs of attending the Annual Conference. 

The 2018 Memorial Conference Grants are awarded in honor of Marian Pagano Matheson. As the director of institutional research and planning at Amherst College, "her influence has changed the College for the better forever," according to a statement by Amherst College President Biddy Martin. Prior to that role, Marian also worked at Columbia University and Tufts University. Marian was a leading and highly respected voice in the national Council on Financing Higher Education (COFHE).

The call for applications for the 2019 conference will open on July 2019.

For the 2019 Annual Conference in Newport, RI will have a maximum award of $800 each.

The Memorial Conference Grant will be applied directly to cover the recipient’s conference registration fee, and the remainder will then be used to reimburse the following expenses (up to a total grant amount of $800). Covered travel expenses include travel to and from the conference, hotel room, meals, and workshops.

The grant does not cover the NEAIR membership fee. Recipients must pay the annual membership fee when registering for the conference.

With the exception of the conference fee, grant recipients will be reimbursed for these costs only upon completion of the conference, and upon presentation of original receipts. The recipients will be reimbursed directly.  

Submit Memorial Conference Grant Application