Logistics

We are planning to host an in-person conference and will follow the strict epidemiological guidelines established by the University of Washington and Washington State. Please note that as of November 2021, international visitors to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated with provide proof of vaccination status and a negative viral test taken within one day of departure. We will continue to monitor and update the AABS conference website with more information as we receive it. Please also see the US State Department’s travel requirements website.

Important Dates

Conference registration begins January 31, 2022
Conference travel grant application opens March 1, 2022
Conference travel grant application closes March 31, 2022
Early conference registration deadline April 1, 2022
Late conference registration deadline May 1, 2022

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Graduate Seattle and on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

Accommodation

The conference organizers have negotiated a group rate for stays between May 26 and May 29, 2022. The nightly price, excluding taxes and fees, is $209.00 a night. Please visit this site to secure your reservation. Please be advised the group rates are available until April 26, 2022, on a first-come, first-served basis. We advise conference participants to make reservations well in advance, and encourage them to share rooms, if possible.

We have set up room share document for AABS attendees looking for roommates at the conference hotel. While AABS provides this roommate board as a service to conference attendees, it is attendees’ own responsibility to contact and make appropriate arrangements with potential roommates. AABS assumes no responsibility or liability for these arrangements.

If you have a question about an individual posting, please contact the individual responsible. If you have a question or concern about the board itself, or if you need to change or delete your entry, please contact aabs2022@uw.edu.

The Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian societies in the Seattle/Tacoma area are working to provide some free rooms for conference participants in the homes of members of the Baltic community in the Seattle/Tacoma area. These rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for conference participants traveling from the Baltic states. More information on this option will be available soon.

Scholarships

All conference attendees are responsible for their travel expenses. Below are some resources for various grants and scholarships that could be used to cover the cost of attending the 2022 AABS conference:

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Grants for Student and Junior Scholar Travel
To assist students and junio scholars with travel and accommodation costs, AABS expects to offer small travel grants to all students accepted to present at the 2022 AABS Conference at Stanford University. AABS will notify the grantees by March 31, 2022. More information will be available soon.

Estonia

Kristjan Jaag Scholarships
This scholarship provides funding for short-term (up to 30 days) study-related visits abroad, including participation in conferences. The application deadlines are 1 March, 1 June, 1 October, and 1 December 2022.

Latvia

The University of Latvia Fund (Latvijas Universitātes fonds)
The University of Latvia Fund offers various scholarships and grants to students as well as advanced researchers. Deadlines vary and are listed on their website.

Lithuania

Support for visits of researchers and PhD students (Lithuanian Research Council)
This measure supports participation of researchers and PhD students in scientific events abroad up to 14 days to present research outcomes. More info about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on the Lithuanian Research Council’s website.

U.S. Embassy Vilnius’ Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program
U.S. Embassy Vilnius’ Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program provides funding to organizations and, in some cases, individuals who implement projects that support U.S. Embassy priorities. The Annual Program Statement describes the general project themes the Embassy will focus on during the fiscal year. The program now accepts applications for 2022.