As well as organising our own events, the FWSA is able to offer a limited amount of funding to postgraduate events focusing on feminist, gender or women’s studies across a range of disciplines.
Annually we aim to award one event with £250 to help organisers with their costs. This money can be used to provide refreshments, pay travel expenses or hire facilities. In order to apply for this grant, organisers must follow the guidelines and provide the information and documents detailed in the application form.
These FWSA student seminars are an important element of the FWSA’s work, particularly in terms of building networks of feminist students across disciplines and institutions. They also offer experience in organising and running events that is valuable both within and outside the academy, and you will be supported throughout the process by the FWSA.
The seminars began in 2004-5, with a series of three linked events around the theme of Where next for feminism?, held at York, Lancaster and the London School of Economics. This was followed in 2005-6 with a seminar entitled From Porn to Politics at Newcastle. Since then we have helped a number of very successful events to take place, ranging from A Woman’s Place: Locating the Feminine in Modern and Contemporary Culture (Newcastle, 2008) to Women Writing Rape (Warwick 2007). In 2009, the FWSA sponsored a postgraduate event entitled EVERYDAY: Work, Education and Family at Newcastle University (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/research/groups/wefseminar/).
To download an application form, click here
Please send all applications to Zoe Alker: email@example.com and for further information on the scheme, please email the SGS Officer Dr Katy Pilcher: firstname.lastname@example.org
The flyer for the 2013 Small Grant Scheme can be downloaded here