The American Association of University Professors Foundation (AAUP) is accepting grant applications from faculty affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban or by attacks on their academic freedom. The AAUP Foundation grants can provide financial assistance to faculty, whether they are pursuing litigation or need immediate help in a crisis.
The AAUP Foundation supports the mission of the AAUP to “hold colleges and universities to professional standards concerning academic freedom, tenure, and shared governance.” The AAUP Legal Defense Fund covers legal expenses for faculty involved in legal cases of national significance to higher education. The AAUP Academic Freedom Fund helps faculty members when their academic freedom has been threatened. In addition, the AAUP Foundation supports AAUP investigations, publications, and events that advance the mission of academic freedom and shared governance and supports faculty engaged in shared governance, academic conferences, and other professional opportunities through its travel funds.
Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis – March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.
More information about applying for grants can be found here.