Who should apply? (Requirements)
- First-time attendees for whom the cost of traveling to attend would be a hardship
- As funding allows, we will provide grants to previous attendees for whom the cost of traveling would be a financial hardship
What will we cover?
AAMDSIF will help cover expenses associated with traveling to and attending the conference. Individual support amounts will vary and will be based on need, with the understanding that funds are limited. If we reach our travel assistance fund capacity for a given conference, you will be notified and placed on our waitlist.
How will travel assistance funds be given out?
If you request lodging support, we will add your name to our master account and your room will be covered upon arrival. We will cover room and tax only, not incidentals. If you request assistance with other travel costs, we will provide you a check for the agreed upon amount when you arrive at the conference.
How do I apply?
To apply, please fill out the Conference Travel Assistance Request Form and tell us what your needs are (lodging, gas, etc.). Please provide a brief explanation of why you need financial assistance. Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your request. An AAMDSIF staff member will then follow up with you to discuss your request and finalize an agreement for support.