Early Career Researcher Conference funding 2018

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Tuesday 17th October, 2017

Since 2015 we have been running an annual competition to provide funds of up to £1000 per applicant for unfunded PhD students and postdocs (within three years of completion) to facilitate their attendance of, and participation in conferences. This was in recognition of the difficulties faced by ECRs in raising the funds required to take part in these events.

We welcome applications from early career scholars (including postgraduate research students) around the world, working in disciplines across the social sciences, to facilitate their attendance of, and participation in conferences. Applications are evaluated by a team of reviewers drawn from The Sociological Review editorial board.

The competition is announced in autumn to support conference attendance the following year.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate that they plan to give a paper at the conference;

Applicants must not be in receipt of other funds such as DTC, University and ESRC scholarships, postdoctoral funding with specific allowance for conference attendance or be in permanent academic position or in receipt of a full-time wage.

Postdoctoral applicants must be within three years of the award of their PhD.

You will be expected to provide a 750-word report – of the event or of your paper – for The Sociological Review blog within one month of the event.

To apply for conference funding please go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eLIgPpejYqjVESx-3ZUpBk5RTwItDnSW0bFn4AIoZnU/

Deadline for applications 1st December 2017, 17.00 GMT. We cannot accept late application under any circumstances.

If you have any queries please email: events@thesociologicalreview.com

See here for more details about the scheme and a list of previous winners.

Please note, that you cannot be in receipt of more than one of following awards in the same year 2018: ECR conference support 2018, a place at the ECR Writing Retreat 2018, bursary award for the Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges 2018.

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