Paris AIN 2018 Conference Scholarship Application
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY May 25, 2018. Award recipients will be notified by mid-June, 2018. (Subsequent awards may be possible if additional funds are donated.)

Thank you for your interest in applying for a scholarship to the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) World Conference 2018 taking place in Paris on August 23-26! AIN thrives because of the commitment of our members and our part-time administrative help. We are a 99% a volunteer organization, including the Board of Directors. A significant portion of the work of the organization, including the planning for the conference is done by volunteers.

The theme for the AIN2018 Paris Conference is DiverseCity.
Diversity reflects all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or social group different from another. Diversity often references our differences based on thing such as race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, and education. It can also reflect a vast array of individual differences (e.g. personality, language, learning styles, and life experiences).

The scholarship funds:
In 2017, we offered our first scholarship to help make it possible to support the attendance of one person to the conference. This year, we are pleased to, once again, offer scholarship funds to support conference attendance.

Our scholarship goals are twofold:
- to increase inclusion and diversity in our practitioner community
- to support an individual with financial need

Please note that:
- The number of recipients is limited (Last year, our first for offering scholarships, there was one Scholarship Honoree).
The amount awarded may be partial or full scholarship (conference registration valued at €520 early bird rate). Some stipend toward lodging may be awarded depending on the amount of funds raised. (Lodging costs range from €45- €75 per night.)
- Funds are used for registration for the AIN Paris 2018 Conference.
- This scholarship opportunity may vary from year to year.
- For those attending a conference for the first time, scholarship recipients will be paired with an AIN member who can be available to answer questions and provide introductions to other members.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

We are looking for candidates that meet some or all of the following criteria:
* Increase diversity:
- an applied improviser from a geographically under-represented region of the world at the AIN Conference
- an individual who is a part of an underrepresented group from any country… (persons of color, varying age groups, members of the LGBQT community, individuals with disabilities, retired military, veterans, those who are socio-economically challenged, individuals from diverse religions, gender identification, etc.)

* Financial needs:
- Individuals who have financial needs, and would not be able to attend the conference due to lack of funds.
- Someone who will benefit from either a full-scholarship of the registration costs or a partial-scholarship to offset their conference costs

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If selected, you will need to confirm your plan (based upon the level of support given) by June 25, 2018 to attend #AIN18.
Subsequently, you’ll need to register for the conference no later than June 30, 2018 to receive the €520 early bird rate. (Note that additional scholarship funds may be received and distributed following the early bird registration deadline.)

Here is the link to the registration form: https://appliedimprovisationnetwork.regfox.com/applied-improvisation-network-world-conference-2018

We survive on the enthusiasm and generosity of the larger Applied Improvisation community to bring their ideas and experiences to this conference. Thank you for being willing to share for the greater good of the community.

If you have any questions or concerns mid-process, feel free to e-mail our team at conference@appliedimprovisationnetwork.org.

We will respond to you as soon as we are able (please keep in mind that this is a 99% volunteer organization, and we work full time jobs beyond putting together this experience for you - please be patient). Thank you.

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Please describe how you meet these criteria: *
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Have you been to any previous AIN conferences? If so, which ones? *
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Please note any additional involvement with AIN you have had to date (regional conferences, certified facilitator, etc.)
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What do you hope to bring to the AIN community by attending this year’s conference? *
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Have you submitted a workshop proposal for the conference? *
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Please describe your financial need and how you would benefit from either a full-scholarship of the registration costs or a partial-scholarship to offset your conference costs? *
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If you were given a full-scholarship (100% of the #AIN18 conference registration costs), can you afford to travel to the #AIN18 conference in Paris? *
If you were given a partial-scholarship of a portion of the #AIN18 conference registration costs, could you afford to attend the #AIN18 conference? *
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Thank you!
If you have any questions or concerns mid-process, feel free to e-mail our team at conference@appliedimprovisationnetwork.org. We will respond to you as soon as we are able (please keep in mind that this is a 99% volunteer organization, and we work full time jobs beyond putting together this experience for you - please be patient).
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