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

Support the AAR

Make a Gift to the Academy Fund Online (click here)

Academy Fund Contribution Form PDF

Academy Fund Contributors FY2017

AAR Academy Fund

AAR members have generously supported the Academy Fund for more than 30 years. Contributions to the Academy Fund provide much needed support for AAR general operations, travel grants, program support, international initiatives and the International Dissertation Research Fellowships. The AAR is grateful for the continuing support for our programs and thanks you for your generosity.

The online contribution form provides two programs to choose from when making your gift, "Unrestricted" and "Annual Meeting Travel Grants." Choosing "Unrestricted" allows the AAR to allocate your gift where it is most needed.

Annual Meeting Travel Grants

Attending the Annual Meeting, delivering papers, serving on panels, and interviewing at the Employment Center afford valuable opportunities for scholarly development. Yet in recent years, declining access to external sources of funding has made the cost of attendance prohibitive for many who would benefit from these activities. Students, contingent faculty, and the unemployed/underemployed experience this hardship most acutely. If they cannot attend, not only they, but the Academy as a whole suffers from the loss of their involvement.

To broaden participation in the Annual Meeting, AAR has developed a generous grant program to defray costs and make attending the Annual Meeting a reality for members who would otherwise struggle to attend. If you would like to help members in need attend the Annual Meeting, please donate using the online contribution form. Select "Annual Meeting Travel Grants" as the program to benefit at the bottom of the form.

Recurring Giving

To make a recurring gift, download the printable contribution form. Other recurring giving schedules can be set up by contacting the development office.

Honor Someone with a Gift to the AAR

Make a contribution to the American Academy of Religion in honor or in memory of a friend or colleague through a gift tribute to the Academy Fund.

Gifts in Honor

Celebrate graduation, publishing, tenure, retirement or any occasion with a gift to the American Academy of Religion in the name of a friend or colleague.  An honor gift is a unique way to recognize those special people around you in a meaningful way.

Gifts in Memory

Celebrate the life and memory of a friend or colleague through a memorial gift.  Recognize his or her lifetime contributions to the academic study of religion with a gift in his or her memory.

Charitable gifts of $25 or more will be personally acknowledged with a letter informing the recipient of your generosity and thoughtfulness.

To make a gift in honor or in memory of someone, please contact the Development Office at 404.727.3049 or mail a check to:

American Academy of Religion
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