Hagen Family Foundation Travel Award

Due to the decision to hold the 2021 ARIA meeting virtually, we are not accepting applications for the Hagen Family Foundation Travel Award.

We plan to grant the award again in 2022.  The award provides up to $1,500 to a doctoral student or faculty member who attends and presents a paper at the  ARIA Annual Meeting.  The objective of the award is “to extend the opportunity to attend the ARIA Annual Meeting to those who would not otherwise attend, yet would benefit from the interaction with their peers.”


To be eligible for a travel award, an applicant must:

  • be a Ph.D. student or faculty member from a U.S. or foreign university
  • have a research paper accepted for presentation at the ARIA annual meeting
  • explain their funding situation for the purpose of attending the ARIA annual meeting

Applications can be submitted prior to applicants learning about their paper’s acceptance status. The deadline for submission is in March. Priority will be given to applicants who lack funding from their institution for the purpose of attending the ARIA annual meeting and who have not received this award in the previous three years. If more than one paper is eligible for consideration, the selection decision will be based on the academic merits of the paper.


Questions about the award should be directed to the Hagen Family Foundation Travel Award Committee Chair, Richard Peter at richard-peter@uiowa.edu. Other questions about the meeting should be directed to the ARIA Executive Office by phone at 610-640-2100 or email at aria@theinstitutes.org.

The Hagen Family Foundation

The Hagen Family Foundation (THFF) is a private family foundation established in 1999 that provides financial grants to not-for-profit organizations. THFF favors creative and innovative proposals in the areas of the arts, education, environment, religion, and social services.

Award Recipients

Recipients of the Hagen Family Foundation Travel Award are:

Juan Zhang, Temple University

Chenyuan Liu, University of Wisconsin Madison

Sangyong Han, East Strougsburg University

Sebastian Schluetter, University of Applied Sciences

Evan Eastman, University of Georgia

Chia-Chun Chiang, University of South Carolina

Sebastian Soika, Ludwig-Maximillians Universitat Munich

Willie Dion Reddic, Syracuse University

Tzuting Lin, National Taiwan University

Yunjie (Winnie) Sun, University of Wisconsin Madison

Sojung Park, Cal State University Fullerton

Jing Ai, University of Hawaii at Manoa