Professional Development Grants

For AAAE Meetings, Academies and Training

Participating in AAAE events offers essential education, combined with the opportunity to make meaningful connections that combined will support both your professional development and your airport.

AAAE is committed to ensuring that any airport professional can reap the benefits of participation in our signature events and training opportunities. If you are interested in attending a AAAE event but you and/or your employer do not have the financial means to do so, please apply for a 2020 AAAE Professional Development Grant.  

Made possible through the success of AAAE’s business operations, there are 26 opportunities available for Executive and Affiliate (individual members employed by an airport) to maximize their membership through world class learning and networking opportunities.
Each Professional Development Grant Includes:
  • Flights to/from the event
  • Hotel lodging during the event
  • Complimentary registration for the event
Recipients are Responsible for:
  • Transportation to/from the airport/hotel
  • Meals not included with the event
  • Hotel incidentals (room service, mini bar, tips, etc.)
  • Enrollment or program fees (Accreditation/Certification Academies and Review Courses)
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be an Executive or Affiliate member of AAAE in good standing at the time of application and of the event. Executive and Affiliate members are individuals who have an active full-time responsibility for the management, administration, or staff functions of a public airport. Other AAAE member types are not eligible currently.
  • Must submit a complete application, including a letter of recommendation from a supervisor who is authorized to approve travel.
  • Cannot currently be covered by a AAAE Leadership Travel Account.
  • Cannot have received a AAAE professional development grant in previous three years.
Deadline for Applications: 
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
AAAE reserves the right to change or discontinue this program without notice.  

If you have any questions regarding this program or the application, please contact Gwen Basaria at gwen.basaria@aaae.org or 703.797.2540.

Eligible 2020 Events: