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BAAS Conference Attendance Hardship Fund

February 20, 2017

BAAS Conference Attendance Hardship Fund

BAAS is pleased to announce a Hardship Fund has been made available to support attendance at the BAAS Annual Conference in April 2017.

Up to 5 awards of up to £300 each will be made and applications are invited from any postgraduate students and early career researchers who are members of BAAS.

For the purpose of this fund, an early career researcher is defined as someone:

  • Within 5 years of award of PhD*
  • Working on sessional contracts OR a full-time contract of 12 months or less.

* An applicant who completed their PhD more than 5 years ago may be considered if personal circumstances have prevented them from devoting themselves full-time to teaching and research activities e.g. long periods of ill health / paternity or maternity leave / caring duties. This will need to be outlined in the application.

Applicants will be asked to declare:

  • Whether funds are available from their home institution / employer and if they applied for them.
  • Their current income. Sessional lecturers will not be expected to calculate exact earnings but should provide (a) an estimate of the paid hours of work they have done in the last 12 months and (b) an estimate of their average hourly pay over the same period of time.

Funds will be allocated by the Conference Subcommittee and awarded on the basis of:

  • Financial need
  • Relevance to career development (e.g. giving a paper)

Completed application forms should be sent to conferencesupport@baas.ac.uk by the deadline of 5pm on Monday 20 February. Candidates will be contacted by email with the outcome of their applications by Monday 27 February. Inquiries can be sent to Paul Williams, Chair of the Conference Subcommittee: p.g.williams@ex.ac.uk

Application forms and all details can be found here.


February 20, 2017
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