Future of the Field Campaign

To celebrate its 70th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Convention ASEEES initiated a $700,000 campaign that will double the funding available to support the future of the field.  ASEEES welcomes the support of individuals and institutional donors (foundations, associations, organizations, and corporations) to achieve this goal.

View the Future of the Field Case Statement to see the impact that your gift can make.

Case Statement

Guided by its strategic priorities, ASEEES will increase investment in:   

Research & Scholarship to expand dissertation research grant opportunities and establish new support for dissertation writing completion.
Experience & Engagement to expand support for scholars to attend the annual Convention and create new funds to support non-academic professional experiences in the region
Opportunity & Recognition to expand support that recognizes academic achievement
Sustainability to ensure that ASEEES can respond to the greatest needs that will advance the field

Each priority area contains a variety of immediate and sustained (multi-year or endowment) investment options. A list of Gift Opportunities is available HERE. Other options for supporting the future of the field within one or more of the priority areas are possible.

There are many ways to participate in the Future of the Field Campaign. You may make a one-time donation or a multi-year pledge. You may also designate your contribution to more than one priority area. ASEEES also offers a variety of payment options.

Thank you for your support!  Your gift has an immediate impact!

 Thanks to the generous participation of nearly 300 members and organizations to date, we:

  • Turned $50,000 from Carnegie Corporation of New York into $100,000

  • Doubled the funding for the Research Grant Program including new grants in Women and Gender Studies and LGBTQ Studies

  • Established new research grants on Civil Society in Russia 

  • Doubled the funding for Graduate Student Convention Travel Grants over the next 3 years

  • Launched the Diversity and Inclusion Convention Travel Grant program, awarded for the first time at the 50th Convention in Boston

Read more about the impact of the Future of the Field campaign


If you have questions or would like more information about the ASEEES Future of the Field Anniversary Campaign, please contact Lynda Park at lypark@pitt.edu or (412) 648-9788.

The acceptance of all gifts is subject to ASEEES' Gift Acceptance Policies.