Travel Bursaries

The CAA bursary program provides funding to students, early-career researchers, and low-income professionals as well as those from less affluent regions to help defray travel expenses for attending the annual conference.  Bursaries help to encourage participation in the annual CAA conference and support the expansion of the CAA community. CAA also awards the best student paper presented at the annual conference the Nick Ryan Bursary.

Bursary Applications for the 2025 Conference in Athens

CAA2025 will be held 5-9 May in Athens, Greece. Student and low-income members are eligible to apply for a limited number of travel bursaries to support their expenses. Preference will be given to applicants who are active contributors to the CAA community, typically by presenting a paper/poster or by chairing a session. Information about the CAA2025 bursary process as well as the timeline to apply will be posted on the conference website when the call for papers opens in late September. Awarded funds will be disbursed during the conference in Athens.

All CAA concessionary members as well as regular members residing in Group B countries are eligible to apply for a travel bursary. The 2025 bursary table, which will be published when the application process begins, will indicate the maximum amounts available based upon 2025 membership status and region of residence (i.e. the distance from Athens). Bursaries rarely cover all travel expenses, so applicants are strongly encouraged to seek out other funding to help with costs, and applicants are welcome to request a lower bursary amount if they do not need the maximum funding for their category.

Applicants will need to submit a travel budget showing anticipated expenses equal to or greater than the bursary amount requested. Depending on the availability of funding and the number of applications received, we may award funding at lower amounts than requested. If you have questions or are uncertain about how much to request, please email the Bursary & Student/Low Income Officer.

Distribution of Bursary Awards at the Conference

Successful bursary applicants will receive their funds through bank transfers. Awards will be made in euros, regardless of where the conference is held, since CAA is registered and maintains its bank account in Europe. Prior to the conference, bursary recipients will receive a form requesting additional information. Recipients will need to give their completed forms to the Bursaries and Student/Low Income Officer at a designated time during the conference in order to receive their bursary. The bank transfer will be initiated as soon as possible after the form is received, and we anticipate that most recipients should have the funds in their accounts within a few hours of the transaction. 

Questions about the Bursary Process? Please contact the Bursary & Student/Low Income Officer at:

Bursary Information for Recent Conferences

  • Forty-one bursaries, ranging from €75 to €800, were awarded for CAA2019 in Krakow, Poland.
  • No bursaries were awarded in 2020 due to the event being cancelled because of Covid-19 nor in 2021 when the conference was fully virtual.
  • Thirteen travel bursaries were awarded for the CAA2022 conference in Oxford, Unitd Kingdom. Because fewer applications were submitted, awarded amounts were increased slightly, ranging from €370 to €1,020.
  • For CAA2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, we saw a significant increase in applications. Fifty-seven bursaries, ranging from €100 to €900, were awarded.
  • Twenty-four bursaries, ranging from €500 to €2000, were offered to student and low-income members to attend the CAA2024 conference in Auckland, New Zealand.