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
Thank you to all who applied for this program! Through September 30, 2019, CMind accepted 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.