ACU Call for Proposal: Apply for an Early Career Conference Grant (Due Date: February 16, 2021)

Friday, February 19, 2021

ACU Call for Proposal: Apply for an Early Career Conference Grant (Due Date: February 16, 2021)

For emerging academics, taking part in an international conference can have a profound impact on their teaching and research. Conferences are a chance to share research, learn about the latest developments in an area of work, and build valuable professional networks. Researchers find themselves better informed and better connected with new knowledge that can be shared and multiplied amongst colleagues and students.
25 Early Career Conference Grants are available for university staff at ACU member universities. The grants help to ensure that more emerging researchers – and the universities that employ them – can benefit from these valuable opportunities.
To reflect the current times, this year’s grants will solely fund participation in virtual (online) conferences.
Applicant eligibility
Applicants must:
  • Be employed by an ACU member university as a lecturer, post-doctoral researcher, professor, associate professor, or equivalent
  • Be within seven years of the start of their academic (research/teaching) career
  • Have previously never traveled for work purposes (including conferences) outside their region of employment since the start of their academic career. Please see this page for the definition of regions.
What is covered?
  • Conference registration fee: up to GBP 500
  • Data grant of GBP 50 if needed
  • Free access to virtual presentation training
  • Applicable conferences
Grants can be used for a virtual (online) conference of the applicant’s choice. Applicants can specify their conference of choice on the application form. The conference must take place between 1 June and 31 December 2021. High-quality conferences organized by universities or academic bodies of good standing will be prioritized for selection. Applicants should therefore carefully research their chosen conference before submitting an application.
For more information about eligibility and how to apply online, please visit:

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