Financial Support

ACMHE Member Discount

Current ACMHE members can receive $50 off the conference fee by logging in to their member account prior to registration. The discount will then be applied automatically.  If you’re not yet an ACMHE member, or if your membership has lapsed, join today!

Access Grants

If your institution cannot contribute to your fees and travel expenses, we encourage you to apply for an access grant. Access grants may cover up to $175––that is, up to 50% off of the Reduced Rate. If you are registering for both the pre-conference and the main conference, grants of up to $225 may be requested. Priority will be given to applications from part-time faculty and staff, and participants from community colleges, HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, and state schools who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. (Graduate and undergraduate students qualify for our $50 student rate, and so are ineligible for these access grants.)

Please apply prior to registering for the conference. The deadline for access grant applications is July 30th. We will continue to accept applications and award access grants until the access grant fund is depleted. If we are able to award a grant, we will supply you with a unique coupon code to apply to your fee during online registration.

If you have applied for a grant, please DO NOT REGISTER for the conference until you have received your coupon code.

Mirabai Bush Contemplative Scholars Program

Accepting Applications through July 30, 2018

Mirabai BushMirabai Bush is a co-founder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and served as its Executive Director until 2008. Under her direction, CMind developed many programs serving educators, youth and youth leaders, lawyers and judges, businesspeople, social justice and environmental activists, military caregivers and journalists, and grew a network of thousands of people integrating contemplative practice and perspective into their lives and work. Since 2008, she has served as a Senior Fellow at CMind. Her manifestation of mindfulness in action has been a warm and steady source of inspiration. To recognize her extraordinary contributions, on the occasion of celebrating the 20th anniversary of CMind in October 2017, we established the Mirabai Bush Contemplative Scholars program.

CMind is now accepting applications from graduate students and junior faculty* to become the first Mirabai Bush Contemplative Scholars. These awards will provide financial support to two emerging scholars in this field to attend the 10th Annual ACMHE Conference, in Amherst, Massachusetts: Imagining Humane Institutions: Connection, Social Action and Scholarship Rooted in Contemplative Practices.

Two awardees will each receive conference tuition and a $1280 stipend for their travel, lodging, meals and expenses. Awards are conditional upon conference attendance.

* More on eligibility: Graduate students must be currently enrolled and working towards their degree. Junior faculty are beginning their academic appointment, including part time and adjunct faculty. The scholarships are intended to support early-career, nontenured faculty (or researchers, or equivalent): those who, as of October 2018, are within the first three years of a primary academic position (not beyond the assistant professor level). There are no age restrictions. If your situation does not fit cleanly into this category, please describe it in your application.

How to Apply

Please be sure that your application helps us understand your engagement with contemplative practices and imagining humane institutions, as well as why you want to attend the 2018 ACMHE conference. There are no location, nationality, or citizenship restrictions​, although awards are made in US funds and grant reports must be submitted in English.

Please provide the following (300 word limit per item):

  • your professional biosketch;

  • a description of how your work and your interests relate to the themes of the 2018 ACMHE conference;

  • a summary of the learning and experiences you hope to take away from the conference.

To apply, email your application to by July 30th, 2018. We will respond on August 17th.

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