ASA19: University of East Anglia, Norwich 3-6 September 2019
Call for funding
Through a generous award from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, funds are available to support delegate attendance. The rules and criteria are straightforward:
- ALL applications must be submitted via the online form.
- Applicants should not seek 'double-funding' (i.e. you already have full funding from another source). Our aim is to support those who only have partial funding from another source or have no funding at all.
- Requests for funding may cover registration, accommodation, and travel, but NOT membership subscriptions nor the conference dinner. Likely registration fees can be seen here.
- Funding will be prioritised (in this order) for delegates (1) coming from developing countries (those who are both living/working in and nationals of developing countries); (2) early career researchers; (3) PG students.
- Those convening a panel or lab and those presenting a paper will be favoured.
- Only those earning 1000 GBP or less net income* per month may apply.
- Funding will be prioritised for those paying the full conference fee, rather than day-rate attendees.
- In order to support the most number of delegates, only partial funding will be provided to all successful applicants, not full funding.
- Demonstration of other partial sources of funds by the applicant will be viewed in a positive light.
- Please keep your 'other information' concise. Details about your paper, how important this conference is to your career, etc. are not helpful. Keep to facts regarding alternate sources of funding, how much funding would be helpful to you etc.
- If you make a mistake, please do not resubmit, but email conference(at)theasa.org
- Deadline: 28 May 2019
* ‘net income’ means your income after tax, i.e. the amount you receive each month once tax has been deducted.
We will endeavour to make and communicate decisions by the 14 June 2019.
Conditions accepted in applying for the funds
Funding will either be allocated as a registration fee waiver in our system, or, if you receive more funding than a fee waiver, remitted to recipients' bank accounts on receipt of electronic receipts for travel and accommodation. All successful applicants will need to pay their costs up-front and then submit receipts in order to be refunded ahead of time or at the conference. (An inability to pay up-front should not discourage you from applying for funds as exceptions can be made in cases where this is not possible.) If a funded delegate is unable to attend the conference, they may be asked to return the full sum, if the circumstances merit it. Receipts are required in order to receive funding.
The number of applications we receive is likely to be between two and four times the number of applications that we can actually assist. With the continued economic downturn and deterioration in institutional funding, we envisage competition will be huge. Applications have greater chance of success if the amount requested is low or just for registration fee waivers, as we would like to help as many delegates as possible.