AIB offers a limited number of travel stipends for doctoral students and area scholars to assist with expenses related to attending the AIB 2013 Istanbul Meeting. Please find the relevant information below, in the respective section for each award. If you're not eligible for one of these categories, we regret to inform you that no other financial support is available through AIB for this year's conference:

Doctoral Travel Stipends

The Executive Board is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of US$500-US$750 stipends to help doctoral students attend the AIB 2013 Istanbul Conference. These stipends are made possible through a Sheth Foundation grant, as well as through individual contributions to the AIB Foundation.

These stipends are available for full-time Ph.D. students who plan to attend the Doctoral Consortium and/or have a paper accepted for presentation at the meeting.

A single application process will be utilized for all doctoral stipends. Recipients of the stipends will be expected to assist the conference organizers for about ten hours during the conference with various logistical tasks.

Applications for travel stipends will be accepted only through the online application form below.

To apply:
  1. fill out the online application form in its entirety.
     
  2. Mail, fax, or email the following items to the AIB Secretariat:
    1. a signed letter of recommendation from your advisor
    2. a one-page bio or resume

Postal Mailing Address:
Academy of International Business
2013 Doctoral Travel Stipends
Eppley Center
645 N. Shaw Ln Rm 7
East Lansing, MI 48824-1121, USA
Email: membership@aib.msu.edu
Fax: +1-517-432-1009

The deadline for applications will be April 15, 2013.

Area Scholar Fellowships

The Executive Board is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of Area Scholar Fellowships for faculty attending the AIB 2013 Istanbul meeting. These fellowships are made possible through generous individual contributions to the AIB Foundation.

For 2013, Area Scholar Fellowships will be available to faculty members from countries that are traditionally under-represented in our membership, with particular emphasis to applicants from Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Central Asia. The fellowship comprises of:

  • One free conference registration for the 2013 Istanbul Conference
  • A stipend of US$500 to help defray travel and hotel expenses
  • Two years of AIB membership

In order to take advantage of this offer, the Dean or the Director of the School must nominate a member of their faculty who is currently not an AIB member.

To apply, please send by postal mail, fax, or email the following items, written in English, to arrive by April 15, 2013:

  • A letter of nomination signed by the dean or director of the institution
  • A completed conference registration form (to be available in January 2013, write "Area Scholar Application" in payment section)
  • A one page resume of the nominated faculty member

For more information about the conference, please refer to the AIB 2013 Istanbul Conference Web Site.

Postal Mailing Address:
Academy of International Business
2013 Area Scholar Fellowships
Eppley Center
645 N. Shaw Ln Rm 7
East Lansing, MI 48824-1121, USA
Email:
Fax: +1-517-432-1009

WAIB Helping Hands Awards

The Women in the Academy of International Business (WAIB) are pleased to announce the availability of a number of WAIB Helping Hands Awards to aid:

  1. women full-time faculty members who have an accepted presentation at the AIB 2013 conference and meet the AIB qualifications of "Low Income Status" (annual income of less than US$25,000).
  2. women full-time Ph.D. students/candidates who are the first author of an accepted paper for presentation at the 2013 AIB Conference. In addition, the applicant has to provide a statement detailing the need for funding.

Current AIB members as well as those who are not current members of AIB are eligible to apply. To be eligible for this award, the paper must be submitted to and be accepted for presentation at the 2013 AIB Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The submission deadline for the 2013 AIB conference is January 15, 2013.

These funds are made possible by the generosity of individual WAIB members and non-members. More information on WAIB and the WAIB Helping Hands campaign can be found at the WAIB website

Each award will:

  1. Provide the registration fee to attend the AIB 2013 Conference in Istanbul, Turkey
  2. Provide the AIB membership due for one year

Applications for the WAIB Helping Hands Award will be accepted through the following process:

  1. Fill out the WAIB Helping Hands Award application form (posted at the WAIB website) in its entirety
  2. Fill out a copy of the AIB conference registration form (available January 2013 - do not pay the registration fee to AIB, as WAIB will pay the awardee's registration fee directly to AIB)
  3. Mail, fax, or e-mail the above two items to Dr. Joan Mileski, President WAIB.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2013. Please go to the WAIB website for the application form.

Postal Mailing Address:
Dr. Joan P. Mileski
Associate Professor
Department of Maritime Administration
Texas A & M University at Galveston
200 Seawolf Parkway
Galveston, TX 77553, USA
Email: mileskij@tamug.edu
Fax: +1-409-741-4014