Summary of NEAIR Grant Opportunities

NEAIR offers numerous grant and scholarship opportunities to support your professional development regardless of what stage you are at in your career. Be on the lookout for these opportunities in the News Feed and email blasts.  

Questions?  Contact, Grants Committee Chair

AIR Forum Scholarship (Deadline in mid-March; notification in late March before AIR early registration deadline)

The AIR Forum Scholarship was created in 2015 to support the lifelong learning and development of mid-career professionals by helping to defray the cost of attending the AIR Forum for a current NEAIR member. The $1,500 award consists of matching grants from AIR ($500) and NEAIR ($1,000).

Memorial Conference Grants (Deadline in October; notification before the early registration deadline)

Conference grants provide funds to members to help defray the costs of attending the NEAIR Annual Conference. The total of all awards is up to $1,600. This program is meant to assist members who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. 


Skills Development Grants (Rolling deadlines; notification within one month)

The Skills Development Grants were created for members to be able to attend workshops and training as they occur. With many offices still not having any budget towards these types of expenses, NEAIR has set aside some funds to support the lifelong learning and development of all members.

NEAIR Research Grant (Call opening in April; deadline in early August; notification by early September)

The NEAIR Research Grant provides funds for members to conduct research that is also of interest to the membership at large. The maximum award is $1,000 and may be used only for direct research costs (e.g. survey incentives, software, etc.). 

Ambassador Grants (Call opening in April; deadline in early July; notification by end of July)

Ambassador grants provide funds for NEAIR members to attend a conference other than the NEAIR conference. The total of all awards is up to $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. The award may be split between multiple people.