The FWSA offers a small grant of £250 for postgraduate members who wish to organise workshops, seminars or conferences. This money can be used for a variety of purposes, including paying speakers’ costs, providing refreshments, or hiring facilities, and it can be used alongside other awards (applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding from their host institution to support their event).
These events are an important part of the FWSA’s work: they help to build networks of feminist scholars across disciplines. Student organisers will gain valuable experience, and will be supported throughout the process by the Association.
We require a short proposal (see form attached) from members who wish to apply for these funds: this should be submitted to email@example.com by 1 June 2013 and should include:
· a detailed plan of the event (topic and rationale, structure and organisation, invited/keynote speaker/s (please provide copies of CFP or flyer/poster and, if available, programme);
· strategy for attracting delegates (particularly from other institutions) and planned numbers;
· a detailed budget showing what specifically FWSA funding will be used for
Proposals will be reviewed during June, and decisions communicated by 1 July 2013.
We also ask that you help to promote the FWSA through your event, for instance through displaying our logo on your publicity materials and programme, distributing information about the FWSA at your event, and implementing a reduced fee for FWSA members. Our publicity and membership team will be on hand to help you with this.
The only requirement in terms of topic is that events should focus on an issue related to feminism, women’s or gender studies; proposals which range across disciplines are particularly encouraged. Applicants should not feel confined to the standard academic conference or seminar format (although these too are welcome), as creative or experimental ideas are encouraged.
Once the event is over, organisers will be asked to submit a brief written report (which should include details of how FWSA monies have been spent). Excerpts from these reports (excluding financial information) may be published on the FWSA website, to encourage future applications.
These funds are available to FWSA members only. To join, go to: http://fwsa.wordpress.com/become-a-member/
Enquiries to Zoe Alker: firstname.lastname@example.org
To download an application form, please click here.
We look forward to reading your proposals!