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Conference Accelerator Grants

Program Overview

Conference Accelerator Grants are designed for master’s and PhD students who haven’t advanced to candidacy. These grants provide up to $2,000 to “accelerate” the work of developing a paper into a conference presentation by freeing time and supporting relevant expenses.

These awards provide access to other IHS opportunities including job market support, in-person and online events, and much more.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of their award within eight weeks of submission.

Awardee Expectations

Awardees are expected to submit proof of academic conference participation within six months of award date.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicants must be full-time students in an MA or PhD program. 
  • Previous applicants and winners are welcome to apply; students can receive up to three concurrent Accelerator Grants.
  • Prior participation in IHS programs is not required. 
  • This award is available to students at any university. International students are eligible; however, priority is given to applicants at top research institutions. 

Preference will be given to research directly tied to IHS areas of focus.

Indirect Costs

IHS grants cannot support institutional overhead or indirect costs

Here is the timeline for our application process:

  1. Apply for a position 
  2. An HR team member will review your application submission  
  3. If selected for consideration, you will speak with a recruiter 
  4. If your experience and skills match the role, you will interview with the hiring manager
  5. If you are a potential fit for the position, you will interview with additional staff members
  6. If you are the candidate chosen, we will extend a job offer

 

All candidates will be notified regarding the status of their application within two to three weeks of submission. As new positions often become available, we encourage you to visit our site frequently for additional opportunities that align with your interests and skills.