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Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career Academic Grants for Developing Countries 2018/2019

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Early Career Academic Grants are open to early career academics employed by ACU member universities, enabling them to participate in a conference held in a Commonwealth country other than their own.

Application Deadline: 21st March 2018

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

Type: Grants

About the Award: The conference to be attended must be a recognised academic conference in a field relevant to the applicant’s area of expertise in a country other than the applicant’s country of employment. Applicants must give full details of their chosen conference at the time of application.

Applications will be strengthened by the applicant providing evidence of the submission/acceptance of a paper or poster, or other communication with the conference organisers. Proof of a paper submission/acceptance or other communication must be attached to the application form.

Eligibility: 

  • At the time of application, applicants must be employed in an academic (research and/or teaching) role by an ACU member institution.
  • Applications are open to university staff who are less than ten years from the start of their employment in an academic role. Academic staff who have recently returned to work after a career break can also be considered: applicants to whom this criteria applies should make this clear in their application.
  • Applicants must not have previously worked or attended an academic conference outside their home region.

Number of Awardees: 30

Value of Grants: The maximum amount of each grant is GBP 2,000. Grants can be used to cover travel and visa costs, conference fees, accommodation and subsistence.

Duration of Grants: The grant must be used to participate in a conference between 1 June 2018 and 31 December 2018. Applications to attend conferences outside these dates will not be successful.

  • To apply please complete this online application form by Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 23:59 BST.
  • It is important to go through the Application requirements on the Program Webpage before applying

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

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