ASAP is pleased to invite applications for the Amy J. Elias Founder’s Award, which offers conference travel support to independent artists, graduate students, and non-tenure track faculty for whom it may be difficult to pay for conference attendance.

As a key component of the ASAP mission to bring together practicing artists and scholars for meaningful discussion, facilitating travel to ASAP conferences and symposia was part of Amy Elias’s founding vision for the Association. Due to the generosity of our membership and the success of our initial fundraising efforts, we are able to fund at least four awards this year for $250 each to support travel to ASAP/11 at the University of Maryland, College Park (October 10-12, 2019).

To apply for the award, please send an email to with the following information.

  • Contact information, including your name, mailing address, email, phone number.
  • A statement of what, if any, institutional support you are receiving for conference travel.
  • A copy of your initial submission to ASAP/11.
  • Your subject line should include ASAP Travel Award


  • You must be an independent artist, graduate student, non-tenure track faculty member, or traveling from outside the U.S.
  • Your proposal for inclusion in ASAP/11 must already have been accepted.
  • Priority will be given to applicants with need.

The deadline for consideration will be October 2, 2019, at 5:00pm PST. Award winners will be notified soon thereafter.