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:



The deadline for applications was March 15, 2018. Applications received by the deadline are currently under review. Each applicant will be informed of funding decisions in early April 2018.

Doctoral Travel Stipends

The Executive Board is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of travel 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. The stipend will be awarded by AIB as follows:

  1. A complimentary conference registration; and
  2. Up to five (5) nights of lodging at the official conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (directly paid by AIB to the hotel)

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.

The deadline for applications was March 15, 2018..

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:

  • A complimentary conference registration for the 2018 Minneapolis Conference
  • Up to five (5) nights of lodging at the official conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (directly paid by AIB to the hotel)
  • Two (2) 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:

  1. A letter of nomination signed by the dean or director of the institution
  2. A completed PDF conference registration form  (write "Area Scholar Application" in payment section)
  3. 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
Email:
Fax: +1-517-432-1009

WAIB Helping Hands Awards

WAIB's Helping Hands Campaign provides support for a select number of AIB women Ph.D. students and junior faculty from low-income countries to attend the AIB Annual Meeting in June. To qualify, applicants must:

  1. Be a full-time female faculty member from a low-income country or full-time female Ph.D. student in any country;
  2. Present an accepted paper at the upcoming 2018 AIB Annual Meeting in June;
  3. Be first or second author of the paper to be presented;
  4. Meet the low-income threshold as outlined in the application form below;
  5. Commit to volunteer to assist at WAIB conference events; and
  6. Come to the WAIB awards ceremony in order to receive the funds.

Please download an application form for a 2018 Helping Hands Award, sponsored by WAIB. The application deadline is March 15, 2018.