Annual BISA Working Group Funding Opportunity, £2,500

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BISA Working Groups are invited annually to apply for funding to support group activities and events. This year we can apply for up to £2,500 to a number of initiatives.

To that end, can I please invite interested parties to submit applications for funding. Joint applications between Working Groups are welcomed.

Last year we were successful in securing £1985 and supporting a Counter-Conducts workshop at Sussex (Odysseos, Death and Malmvig) and the Aberyswth-Lancaster Postgraduate Conference in Manchester.

Applications should include:

§      Outline of activities for which BISA funding is sought including title, dates and locations
§      Event/activity convenor(s) and institution/ email contact
§      Indication if this is a joint application with another working group
§      Amount applied for
§      Detailed budget for above proposed activities
§      Output from/ Impact of above planned activities

Due to the competitive nature of these awards, funds may be issued at a lower level than that sought. Not all applications will necessarily make it through to consideration at the next level.

Final judgments will be made by the Research Sub-Committee of the BISA Board of Trustees, and then discussed by the Board itself. Working Groups will be informed of the outcome by the end of January 2014.

In particular they will be considering possible outputs, inclusivity of membership and impact beyond the academic community, in that order, as deciding factors. In particular, BISA will prioritise plans that maximise the profile of the association and its charitable mission to represent cutting edge UK International Studies research.

Please email any enquiries to PPWG (info@bisappwg) or Elspeth Van Veeren (, as soon as possible.

Deadline for final applications through PPWG is the 09 December 2013, though please make contact ASAP with an expression of interest so I can start the paperwork.

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