2020 Annual Meeting

Your AAR staff continues to work toward holding the Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 21-24, 2020. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and with health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions. Should any changes need to be made related to the 2020 Annual Meeting, we will promptly notify you.

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Registration:

All remaining regional meetings for 2020 have been canceled

AAR COVID-19 Crisis Fund Grants

The AAR has established the AAR COVID-19 Crisis Fund to support AAR members who have lost a significant portion of their income because of the coronavirus pandemic. Through the generous contributions by current and former members of the AAR Board of Directors and other kind donors, and inspired by an effort of our sibling learned society, the Modern Language Association, the AAR COVID-19 Crisis Fund will provide grants to AAR members who have incurred loss of a significant portion of their income due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Grant Details

Application Period

May 7 to May 19, 2020.  Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT


Grant Amount

$500 (USD) per grantee


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the grant, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • current AAR membership
  • incurred loss of a significant portion of income due to the pandemic


Selection Process

Grant recipients will be selected by lottery


Apply for a Grant

Please use the online application form to apply for an AAR COVID-19 Crisis Fund grant.


Applicants will be notified of the grant application status by May 29, 2020.


If you have any questions, please contact us at


Donate to the AAR COVID-19 Crisis Fund.