Through a generous award from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, CASCA/IUAES are able to allocate support funds to help with delegate attendance.
The rules and criteria are straightforward:
- ALL applications must be submitted via the online form.
- Applicants should not seek 'double-funding'. Our aim is to support those who have no funding at all or, in some instances, those who only have partial funding from another source.
- Requests for funding may NOT be to cover IUAES or CASCA membership subscriptions.
- This funding is not available to any students (regardless of nationality) who are currently registered in Canada.
- There will be two streams of funding:
- Only those earning less than 1400 CAD per month net income* are eligible to apply – this applies to persons in both Group A and Group B. (Please check XE.com for exchange rates.)
- Being a bilingual conference and university venue, half of those funded will be for participants who will present in French, and the other half for participants who will present in English.
- Priority will be given to those coming from poorer economies, early-career academics and students, as well as those convening a panel, showcasing a film or presenting a paper. All these things being equal, long-term IUAES members will be given priority.
- Please keep your 'other information' concise. Details about your paper, how important this conference is to your career, etc. are not helpful. Keep to facts regarding alternative sources of funding, etc.
- If you make a mistake, please do not resubmit, but email cascaiuaes2017(at)nomadit.co.uk
- Deadline: 8 February 2017
Group A = those who are living in and are from very low income countries – successful applicants in this category who can clearly demonstrate that they do not have access to any other funding will be awarded full funding (flights, accommodation, meals, registration and the banquet dinner). Those in Group A who have obtained partial funding from another source may be awarded a top-up from this funding source.
Group B = those who are living in and from other low to middle income countries – successful applicants in this category who can clearly demonstrate that they do not have access to any funding other than to cover their airfare and membership fees, will be awarded funding for local costs (accommodation, meals, registration and the banquet dinner). Those in Group B who have obtained additional partial funding from another source may be awarded a top-up from this funding source.
Group B applicants should seek funding for their flights; proof of the ability to secure or having secured this funding will increase your chance of being funded in this stream.
* ‘net income’ means your income after tax, i.e. the amount you receive each month once tax has been deducted.
We will endeavour to make and communicate decisions by the 1 March 2017. Funding for successful fully funded Group A awardees will have the various expenses (other than membership fees) paid for them and will not be required to make payments up-front. Group B awardees will have the difference between funding they have already received and their local costs paid for them; but they will be required to pay their own travel costs and membership fees. If a delegate does not attend the conference for whatever reason (accident, family emergency, visa restriction, etc), they will be expected to return the full sum awarded. These are the conditions accepted in applying for the funds.
Please note that previous congresses received five or six times the number of applications than those we could actually assist. With the continued economic downturn and deterioration in institutional funding, and as this congress aims to assist delegates with nearly all their costs, we envisage competition will be huge. Please be accurate and honest in your applications and understand that the majority of applications will not be successful.