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EDRA Ambassador Fund

Application for the Ambassador Scholarship Fund

2019 applications are now closed. 
2019 Recipients

I am extremely grateful to EDRA for having selected me as one of the first recipients of the EDRA Ambassador Fund. It went a long way in facilitating my attending the conference, listening to some amazing speakers, presenting my poster, visiting some wonderful projects in New York city and meeting so many like-minded people! I hope to further this association by introducing my colleagues and students in India to EDRA and help spread the message of equitable, inclusive and responsive design environments. Shilpa Chandawarkar, 2019 Ambassador Fund Scholar



To support scholars who have limited financial means to attend an EDRA conference with priority given to individuals from developing countries or young professionals who demonstrate financial needs in the U.S.

Scholarships are valued at $500 and include:

  • Complimentary full-conference registration
  • Two-night stay at an NYU dorm room (single occupancy) during EDRA50 (available until April 9)


  • Professionals and scholars (with no student status).
  • Must have an accepted presentation at EDRA50
  • They have no support to attend the conference
  • They have an accepted abstract or presentation at the conference

How to Apply:

  • Complete a short online form - link at bottom of page
  • Complete a 150 word statement on your research interest and learning objectives
  • A statement of support from a supervisor, a colleague or any document that demonstrate that the applicant has limited financial means.

Selection Criteria:

The review committee (conference planning committee) will select individuals based on financial need and will more likely leverage the opportunity.  They will select applicants who are eager to become EDRA Ambassadors and promote EDRA within their network.

Expectations of EDRA Ambassador Scholars:

If selected,

  •  Applicants must confirm their ability to attend by May 1st, 2019.
  •  Agree to be featured in EDRA Website, social media, as recipients to EDRA Ambassador Scholarship.  Agree to share their experience with EDRA after attending the conference.
  • Applicants must demonstrate willingness to promote EDRA within their network

Expectations of EDRA Ambassador Donors:

  • Each scholarship is valued at $500
  • Donors can donate in the increments of $500
  • Donors will be recognized with our Prestigious EDRA Ambassador Award

Applicants,  click here to submit your form 

Donors, please click here to donate 


2019 Ambassador Fund Recipients

Ambassador scholars received a free registration and a two-night stay at NYU dorms.

Alan Waxman
Hemambika P
Shilpa Bakshi


2019 Ambassador Fund Donors

Nayif Nubani
Abdullah Sultan Al-Zaabi