AIR Affiliated Organization (AO) Forum Travel Grant

​The AIR Affiliated Organization Travel Grant program was created to partner in a tangible and meaningful way with Affiliated Organizations (AOs) and to serve the skills development needs of IR staff who might otherwise be unable to attend the Forum. Qualifying AOs receive matching funds from AIR on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to a total of $1000. The 2019 AO Forum Travel Grant requirements and criteria are listed below. The application process will open this fall.

Travel Grant Requirements/Criteria

AIR requires the following information and materials for participation in the program:

  1. Contact information for a liaison from your organization (primary contact for exchanging documents for the AIR travel grant program).

  2. A brief description of your travel grant program, and whether this is a new travel grant program or expansion of an existing program with AIR funds.

  3. A summary of how and when the recipient(s) will be selected and the amount of AIR matching funds that will be requested.

  4. Documentation that your organization has filed a 2017 federal tax return (Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-N). (Note: If you prefer, you may submit just the first page of the form.)

  5. A copy of your organization’s Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Association (unless previously provided to AIR).

The submission deadline is January 15, 2019. However, AIR will review and process applications as they are received before the deadline. Once materials are received and verified, AIR will send an agreement to the AO liaison and/or president for completion. When the agreement is completed, signed, and returned, AIR will countersign the agreement and submit the funds to the AO Treasurer or appropriate contact.

For more information, please contact Laurie Register at

AOs have until April 5, 2019 to inform AIR of their grant recipients (and associated amounts) for inclusion in the AIR 2019 Forum program book.