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AAS Education & Professional Development (EPD) Mini-Grant Program Application

Thanks for your interest in the AAS-EPD Mini-Grant Program. Through this program, which is funded by the AAS Board of Trustees, the AAS Education Committee will support US-based AAS members in providing education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members. Suitable venues for such experiences include (but are not limited to) AAS and Division meetings, college and university campuses, museums, planetariums, observatories, and online webinars and hangouts. The AAS-EPD mini-grant program will provide both direct funding and indirect logistical support for these experiences. Before you fill out this form, be sure to read the Announcement of Opportunity to confirm your eligibility and the suitability of your proposed project.

Cycle 2019.01 application deadline: Sunday, 4 August 2019, 11:59 pm ET. Note: Proposers requesting to present a workshop at the 235th AAS meeting in Hawaii must also fill out the AAS Meetings Workshop Proposal Form by this 4 August 2019 EPD grant proposal deadline. Proposers requesting to present a workshop at the 236th AAS meeting in Madison, WI will be contacted separately about filling out the meetings workshop proposal form. Proposals submitted after that deadline may or may not be considered, subject to the availability of funds.

Grants will be paid on a reimbursement basis; personal expenses (including travel expenses, workshop materials, etc.) paid out of pocket by grantees will be reimbursed after grantees submit original, detailed receipts. The AAS DOES NOT pay on a per diem basis, nor reimburse without original receipts, INCLUDING for meals – without a receipt for a particular expense, there is no way to document the expense, and undocumented expenses CANNOT be reimbursed.


  • You must be a member of the AAS in good standing, and you must work at an institution in the US, to apply for a mini-grant. If you haven't already signed in with your AAS username and password, please do so via the "login" prompt above or the "Sign In" link at upper right. This will pre-populate some of the form fields from your AAS member profile.
  • You must download and fill out the Budget Calculation Form first to get your requested EPD amount. Make sure to save your copy and upload it as an attachment at the bottom of this application form page.