In conjunction with academic Departments and the Graduate School, DuPRI supports PhD students to attend the annual Population Association of America (PAA) meetings. Our goal is to ensure that any student who is on the PAA program has enough resources to fully fund their participation in PAA. In addition, students not on the program can receive partial funding for PAA.
Each year, DuPRI will announce a calculation of the minimum amount necessary (MAN) for a student to attend the PAA. This amount is calculated as the least expensive reasonable transport to the conference or nearby city, hotel accommodations for three nights (assuming a triple room), conference registration fees, and $50 per day for meals and incidental expenses.
The 2014 Annual PAA Meeting will be held May 1-3 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. The MAN for the Boston meeting is $775. DuPRI will provide any amount up to the MAN that is not provided by the Graduate School and home department for students on the PAA Program; for students attending but not on the program DuPRI will provide any amount up to $400 of the MAN that is not provided by the home department.
The following are conditions for DuPRI funding:
Here are some examples of how a graduate student might fund PAA Travel:
Example 1: PhD student who is on the 2014 PAA program in Boston, has passed qualifiers, AND receives department support:
Example 2: PhD student who is on the 2014 PAA program in Boston, has passed qualifiers, but does NOT receive department support:
Example 3: PhD student in Sociology Department who is on the 2014 PAA program in Boston, has not passed qualifiers, but receives department support:
Example 4: PhD student who is on the 2014 PAA program in Boston, has NOT passed qualifiers, and does NOT receive department support:
Example 5: PhD student in any department who is NOT on the 2014 PAA program in Boston but attends the conference: