British Academy: Conference Support
The British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and the social sciences, has announced a new scheme. The Academy wishes to promote the dissemination of advanced research. Conference organisers may apply for any combination of the following:
- financial assistance, whether for bringing key speakers to the UK (or other location if the event is to be held abroad), or for a wider range of expenses;
- use of the British Academy as a venue;
- organisational assistance from the Academy’s conference team;
- subsequent publication of proceedings by the Academy. (Please note that applications will not be entertained for this alone).
This scheme also provides an opportunity for a conference to be adopted into the Academy’s own Events diary. The Academy welcomes applications for conferences held in collaboration with other organisations. Applications will not be considered for less than £1,000. The maximum award is £20,000. Conferences attracting the higher levels of support should be at least partly aimed at disseminating the results of research to a broader public, and the Academy particularly welcomes applications that show how public interest might be engaged in the topics discussed. Applicants should be aware that while the Academy expects to make awards across the full spectrum of the eligible cost range, it is likely that relatively few awards will be made at the upper end. This scheme amalgamates the separate streams of support previously available under the British Conference Grants scheme, the Worldwide Congress Grants scheme, and the Academy’s Academic Meetings programme.
For further details and application form contact The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, tel 020 7969 5200, fax 020 7969 5300.
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