ISA administers two main grants programs to benefit members: (1) Research Workshop Grants and (2) Travel Grants. Additionally, a pilot program (beginning in 2016) supports financial requests for special projects not covered under existing programs: Special Project Grants. ISA uses some membership and conference registration fees to fund these programs.
ISA Research Workshop grants provide funds for ISA members to host a workshop at the ISA Annual Convention, an ISA conference, virtually, or in a venue of choice for the research project team. The grants program is designed to bring together diverse ISA members from across the international studies community to explore significant research problems that are stimulating inquiries in the broad discipline of international studies and its subfields.
ISA runs travel grant programs for ISA members for most ISA conferences. The largest program expenditures are devoted to the ISA Annual Convention. Travel grants are available to all ISA members with special consideration for graduate students, junior scholars, and scholars from developing countries.
The new ISA Dissertation Completion Fellowship is open to applicants from across the social sciences and humanities working in the broad field of International Studies. It is intended to support graduate students in the final stages of dissertation writing, typically in the last year of their PhD program. While the fellowship is open to all eligible graduate student members of ISA, the committee particularly encourages applications from groups, genders, and nationalities that have been historically under-represented in the field of International Studies. Preference will also be given to students without access to other sources of funding to assist with dissertation completion.
Research Grant deadline: July 1, 2022
Questions? Contact Gaspare M. Genna (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Corri Zoli (email@example.com).
Special Project Grants deadline: July 15, 2020
Questions? Contact ISA Headquarters.
ISA 2023 Travel Grants deadline: September 1, 2022
Questions? Contact ISA's Travel Grant Coordinator.