Conference Scholarships

WHA World Scholar Travel Fund

The WHA invites applicants to apply for the World Scholar Travel Fellowship.  The fellowship consists of (all or part) of a round-trip air fare ticket arranged by the WHA, accommodation at the conference, conference registration, and a modest per diem.  Priority is given to conferees residing outside North America who do not have travel funding from their home institutions.  All possible attempts at securing other funding should be made prior to applying for the fellowship.

The World Scholar Travel Fellowship is offered on a competitive basis.  Eligibility for the fellowship is based on acceptance by the Conference Program Committee of an individual paper, whether or not part of an organized panel, or a poster for the poster session.  No person who has received a travel fellowship in a previous year may apply for another fellowship.  Applicants must be willing to apply for and finance their own visas to the conference site.

Applicants must include the following: 1) CV (two pages maximum); and 2) a statement of no more than 250 words describing economic need and how the applicant would benefit from attending the annual meeting.  Fellowships are awarded by a selection committee appointed by the WHA President.

The application deadline is 15 March of the conference year. Applications for the World Scholar Travel Fund should be submitted directly to the Executive Director <info@thewha.org>.

The William H. McNeill Teacher Scholarship

Through the generosity of our donors, the World History Association is pleased to offer two William H. McNeill Teacher Fellowships.  These fellowships provide up to $750 for travel and registration for the WHA annual conference.  The award is open to any K-12 and community college teacher who will be presenting an individual paper or a poster at the annual WHA conference.

The William H. McNeill Teacher Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis and are awarded by a selection committee appointed by the WHA President.  One secondary school teacher will be awarded, as well as one community college instructor.

Applicants must include the following: 1) CV or Resume (two pages maximum); 2) a brief essay of no more than 300 words relating their conference presentation to their teaching; and 3) a copy of conference proposal.

The application deadline is 15 March of the conference year.  Applications for the William H. McNeill Teacher Fellowship should be submitted directly to the Executive Director <info@thewha.org>.

Conference Registration Fee Waivers

The World History Association recognizes economic hardship for some in our community by offering a limited number of partial or full registration waivers each year for those in economic need.  Eligibility includes demonstrated financial need and acceptance by the Conference Program Committee of an individual paper, whether or not part of an organized panel, or a poster for the poster session.  To qualify, applicants also must be current members of the WHA and have not received waivers in the past.  All possible attempts at securing other funding should be made prior to applying for the waiver.

The WHA has a limited number of fee waivers to offer and will award them on a competitive basis.  Priority is given to graduate students and conferees residing outside of North America who do not have travel funding from their home institutions.  Waivers are awarded by a selection committee appointed by the WHA President.

Applicants must include the following: 1) CV (two pages maximum) and 2) a statement of no more than 250 words describing economic need and how the applicant would benefit from attending the annual meeting; and 3) evidence of conference acceptance.

The application deadline is 15 March of the conference year.  Applications for the conference waivers should be submitted directly to the WHA Executive Director <info@thewha.org>

Please note that the fee waiver, if granted, does not apply to other costs associated with the conference, including additional meals, transportation, and accommodation.  In addition, Symposium attendees not attending the annual conference are not eligible to apply for waivers.