Postgraduate Grants

Postgraduate Overseas Conference Grants | Postgraduate Travel Grant | Postgraduate and Postdoctoral SLAS Conference Bursaries

Postgraduate Overseas Conference Grants

DEADLINE 12 February

SLAS makes available grants worth up to £500 each to postgraduate members to assist them to attend major conferences held outside the UK, where all other possibilities for funding have been exhausted. To be eligible, you must be: a member of SLAS; a current research student at a UK university (of any nationality); and giving a paper at the conference. Please note that funds are limited, and that SLAS can only offer a contribution towards expenses; the maximum sum available to each applicant is thus £500.

To apply please fill in the application form available here [Word]. There is a single annual deadline for applications: 12th February. SLAS will usually allocate £2000 in each round. Applications referring to conferences to be held within one month of the relevant deadline are ineligible and will be discarded.

Your application form should be forwarded to your referee who should submit the completed form and evidence that your paper has been accepted to the Secretary of SLAS. A panel composed of members of the SLAS Committee will judge applications. The referee should submit applications by email to Dr Sarah Bowskill at s.bowskill@qub.ac.uk. References should be entered on the application form and will not be accepted if they are received separately.

Applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered under any circumstances.

Priority is usually given to applicants who have not previously been in receipt of funds from SLAS. Successful candidates undertake to produce a short report (approx. 500 words) summarising their paper and experience of the conference. The report may be published on the SLAS website.

For any queries, please e-mail: s.bowskill@qub.ac.uk.

Assessment Criteria

Postgraduate Travel Grant

DEADLINE 12 February

SLAS makes available grants worth up to £600 each to postgraduate members to encourage and assist in overseas fieldwork. These awards are aimed at those preparing for a PhD in topics related to Latin American Studies. Applicants must be members of SLAS and registered as a student at a UK institution of higher education, but may be of any nationality. Please note that funds are limited, and that the maximum grant available to each applicant is £600. SLAS will not consider applications for trips which commence within one month of the deadline for submission of applications.

Please note that awards MUST be spent on travel costs; other research expenses (for example, specialist language or other training) are ineligible for support.

To apply, please fill in the application form available here [Word]. There is a single annual deadline for applications: 12th February each year.

Referees should submit completed application forms by email to the SLAS Secretary Dr Sarah Bowskill at s.bowskill@qub.ac.uk.

Applications will be judged by a panel composed of members of the SLAS Committee.

Applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered under any circumstances. Priority is usually given to applicants who have not previously been in receipt of funds from SLAS. Successful candidates undertake to produce a short report (approx. 500 words) of their research trip, which may be published on the SLAS website.

One award may be made for MA students intending to go on to do a PhD. Priority will normally be given to students registered for a PhD.

Assessment Criteria

Postgraduate and Postdoctoral SLAS Conference Bursaries

DEADLINE 19 November (Annually)

SLAS makes available bursaries worth £200 each to postgraduate students. Applicants must be members of the society who are presenting a paper at the SLAS Annual Conference and be based at a UK institution of higher education, but may be of any nationality. Postdoctoral students are not eligible for these awards.

Bursaries cover a contribution towards accommodation costs and registration fees; they do NOT cover any travel costs associated with attending the conference. Awards will be distributed at the SLAS conference by the Treasurer.

Candidates for the bursary should complete the form, taking note of the requirement for a referee’s statement of support.

Completed application forms should be submitted by the referee by email to the SLAS Secretary Dr Sarah Bowskill s.bowskill@qub.ac.uk by the deadline – 19 November (Annually).

Applications will be assessed by a panel composed of members of the SLAS Committee.

Applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered under any circumstances.

Assessment Criteria