Strictly Come Writing: The Sociological Review Early Career Researchers 2018 Writing Retreat

The Sociological Review Foundation is delighted to announce that after the success of the ECR writing retreat for two years, we have commissioned Rowena Murray to deliver another Writing Retreat for social scientists in 2018. You can find out more about the experiences of former Strictly Come Writing delegates on our blog.

Murray has devised and delivered structured writing retreats to support academics by providing dedicated writing time done in a group setting. To find out more about this approach see her website.

The retreat venue will be held in the village of Gartmore, near Aberfoyle, in Scotland. All writing sessions, meals and overnight accommodation for the nights of Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th September are provided. Minibus transport will be provided between Glasgow train station and the hotel. You will be expected to be at Glasgow Central Train Station by 14.30 on Wednesday 12th September 2018 for the pick-up.

We have also increased the number of places available for delegates to attend! There are 15 places available to apply for on a competitive basis.

Travel Bursaries

The retreat will be free of charge to successful applicants, and there are a number of travel bursaries available for early career researchers who meet the criteria. £150 (for UK-based applicants) or £250 (for non-UK based applicants). All writing sessions, meals and overnight accommodation for the nights of Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th September are provided. Minibus transport will be provided between Glasgow train station and the hotel.

Please note that we consider applications for travel bursaries from unfunded students who are not in receipt of scholarships or bursaries from research councils or individual institutions to support their studies. Also we cannot accepted applications from those in receipt of a full time wage. We will seek verification of the employment and funding situations of those selected for a bursary due to the high number of applications we are receiving.

Further Terms and Conditions

Please note that you cannot be in receipt of more than one of the 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.

Due to the cost of each place, successful applicants will be required to make a refundable deposit of £50 to secure their place.

The retreat is for early career scholars or postdocs (within 3 years of award of doctorate).

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