The Jon M. Tolman Award is designed to assist graduate students with their conference-related travel expenses. We plan to significantly expand the number of recipients in order to maximize graduate student participation in BRASA XVII Congress. The award will be the price of one economy-class round-trip ticket to San Diego or Los Angeles with a $1800 limit for Brazil-based students, $1000 for Europe-based students, and $500 for US-based students. Fares that exceed these values will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Every reasonable effort should be made to find the least expensive ticket. This award can only be used for air travel.

Applicants are required to be BRASA members at the time of submission. Applications should include the following items:

  • Title of paper being presented at BRASA XVII at San Diego State University
  • A short description of the presentation (300-400 words)
  • Other funding sources, either secured or pending
  • Abridged Curriculum Vitae (1 page)

Please submit all documents as a single PDF document to In the subject line, please write: Your full name + Tolman 2024

Partial applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Rolling Applications: In order to expedite the process, we will evaluate the applications as they are received. The final deadline for application is January 8, 2024.

Awards will be announced by February 1, 2024 and recipients will be recognized at the opening ceremony at BRASA XVII at San Diego State University.