AIB offers a limited number of travel stipends for doctoral students and area scholars to assist with expenses related to attending the AIB 2018 Minneapolis 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
  • Area Scholar Fellowships
  • Doctoral Travel Stipends

    The Executive Board is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of US$500-$1000 stipends to help doctoral students attend the AIB 2018 Minneapolis Conference. These stipends are made possible through a Sheth Foundation grant, as well as through individual contributions to the AIB.

    These stipends are available for full-time Ph.D. students who plan to attend a preconference consortia (especially 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. The form will go online after acceptance/rejection notices have gone out for the Doctoral Consortium and the JIBS Workshop. We expect this to be around late February.

    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 2018 Minneapolis meeting. These fellowships are made possible through generous individual contributions to the AIB.

    For 2018, 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 Central and South America, Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia. The fellowship comprises of:

    • One free conference registration for the 2018 Minneapolis 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 March 15, 2018:

    • A letter of nomination signed by the dean or director of the institution
    • A completed PDF conference registration form (to be available in January 2018, 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 2018 Minneapolis Conference Web Site.

    Postal Mailing Address:
    Academy of International Business
    2018 Area Scholar Fellowships
    Eppley Center
    645 N. Shaw Ln Rm 7
    East Lansing, MI 48824-1121, USA
    Fax: +1-517-432-1009