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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 $187.50––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 $250 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. 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.

Contemplative Social Justice Scholars Program

Through September 30, 2019, CMind is accepting applications from graduate students and junior*  faculty and staff to become Contemplative Social Justice Scholars. The purpose of this program is to provide financial support to emerging scholars in this field to attend the 11th Annual ACMHE Conference at UMass Amherst.

Awardees will receive free conference and pre-conference registration, plus $1,250 to cover travel, lodging, and meals**. Awards are conditional upon conference attendance.

More about eligibility: Graduate students must be currently enrolled and working towards their degree. Junior faculty and staff, including part time and adjunct positions, are within the first three years of their appointment (if faculty, not beyond the assistant professor level). It’s our intention that these scholarships will support early-career, nontenured faculty, staff, researchers, or equivalent. If your situation does not fit cleanly into this category, please describe it in your application.

** Arrangements for travel, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the awardee. $1250 (USD) is payable in two installments: $1000 upon acceptance of the award, and $250 upon return of the post-conference report by December 1, 2019.

How to Apply for the CSJS Program

Please provide the following (300 words per item or less). Please be sure that your application helps us understand your engagement with contemplative practices and action for social justice, and why you want to attend this conference. There are no location, nationality, or citizenship restrictions​, although awards are made in US funds and grant reports must be submitted in English.

  1. Professional bio sketch;
  2. Description of how your work and your interests relate to the themes of the conference;
  3. Summary of the learning and experiences you hope to take away from the conference.

To apply, email your application to grants@contemplativemind.org by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET) Monday, September 30th, 2019.  We will respond by October 8th.

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