Travel Grant Programs

About ACIC 2022 Travel Grants

We are excited to announce we are able to provide multiple travel grants to offset conference expenses for junior researchers, students, and postdocs. Successful applicants will be awarded for amounts up to a maximum of $1,000.

  • This funding applies to REGISTRATION and TRAVEL only (e.g., registration fees, transportation and lodging).

  • Funding may not be used for purchase of related books, materials, meals.

  • Funding will not be granted for transportation or lodging outside of the dates of the conference.

Travel grant recipients will be guaranteed the opportunity to present, either as a talk or poster presentation. These travel grants are intended to assist promising scholars who otherwise might not be able to attend the conference, support efforts to increase attendance by individuals from historically underrepresented groups (e.g. racial and ethnic minorities, women and gender minorities, first-generation college or graduate students, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and those with disabilities) as well as first-time attendees to the American Causal Inference Conference. We are no longer taking applications and plan to notify award winners the first week in April.

Student/Postdoc Travel Grant Application 

Additional funding is available for student/postdoc travel grants and we are accepting applications.  If you are awarded a travel grant, please submit invoices/receipts for reimbursements after you return from the conference.

Student/Postdoc applicants must supply:

  • A current CV

  • Self-statement (500 words or less)

  • Abstract for proposed project to be presented during the conference (either talk or poster)

Self Statement: Applicants must submit a self-statement describing their professional goals; how attending the conference will benefit the student; the student's contribution to diversity efforts; their financial need for the award; and a description of other funding sources available to the student should they not receive the travel award. 

Junior Researcher Travel Grant Application

Thanks to generous funding from a National Science Foundation (NSF) new researchers award, we are pleased to offer at least 25 travel grants for junior researchers attending ACIC 2022. NSF funding is available to cover registration and travel expenses up to $1,000, with priority for postdocs and junior faculty (those who have less than 7 years of experience since obtaining their PhD). If you are awarded a travel grant, please submit invoices/receipts for reimbursements after you return from the conference. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning March 10, 2022. 

Junior Researcher Applicants must supply:

  • A current CV

  • Abstract submission number (To submit your abstract, please visit our Call for Proposal page)

If you are a Postdoc, please apply via the "Student/Postdoc" form above. We will automatically consider your application for the Junior Researcher Award as well.

Covid-19 Information & Disclaimer

As members of the campus community, the ACIC Planning Committee is not autonomous in our decision-making, and is subject to UC Office of the President, UC Berkeley, and government guidelines.

In the event that the In-Person portion of the conference is cancelled due to COVID-19, registrants with an In-Person Conference ticket will have the option of either receiving a full refund or exchanging their ticket for a virtual conference ticket.  For the exchange option, the difference in ticket price will be refunded. In the event that both the In-Person and Online Only portions of the conference are cancelled due to COVID-19, all registrants will receive a full refund.

The ACIC Planning Committee strongly encourages travelers to purchase refundable or transferable tickets, and is not responsible for travel or other similar costs.

Masks are strongly recommended, but not required, indoors - regardless of vaccination status. N95 masks will be made available.

All participants will be required to adhere to UC Berkeley, UC Office of the President, and local, regional, state, and federal mandates. Failure to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols will result in dismissal from any conference and/or workshop and forfeiture of registration fees.