Grants

HSGB Conference Travel Fund

The HSGB is pleased to announce a new scheme to provide conference travel grants to PhD students and Early Career Researchers working on Hegel and/or Hegelianism. These grants are for travel from a location within the UK or abroad to relevant conferences in the UK or abroad (including, but not restricted to, conferences organised or sponsored by the HSGB).

Eligible applicants:
– Current PhD students registered at a UK university
– Early Career Researchers who have a UK PhD, or who are currently living in the UK, whose PhD vivas were held no more than two years before the event for which funding is being sought

Applicants must be giving a paper at the event concerned, rather than simply attending, and the topic of the paper should be clearly related to Hegel and/or Hegelianism. The amount of each grant will normally be £200 (unless, of course, the cost of travel is less than this).

Applications should include:
– a conference programme listing the paper concerned, or a letter from the conference organisers confirming the applicant’s invitation
– an abstract of the paper (max. 250 words)
– an estimate of the travel cost
– proof of current PhD registration or of the date of the applicant’s viva (this will usually be provided by the applicant’s PhD supervisor)
– a declaration that there is no funding available for this conference from their institution (if applicable) or the conference organizers

Applications should be sent to Professor Stephen Houlgate at least four weeks before the conference concerned. Retrospective applications cannot be accepted.

Please note also that normally no-one may be awarded more than one grant in an academic year.

Applications will be considered by a committee comprising members of the HSGB. Successful applicants will be reimbursed after they have purchased their tickets for travel. This can be before or after the conference concerned. Copies of tickets or travel receipts should be submitted to Dr David Merrill (38 Squitchey Lane, Oxford OX2 7LD, UK), and the grants will then be paid.

HSGB Conference Organisation Fund

The Hegel Society of Great Britain is pleased to announce a new scheme to support the organisation of conferences in the UK relating wholly or partly to Hegel and / or Hegelianism.

Conference organisers may apply for the following to support a single conference:
— a travel bursary of max. £100 per speaker (for no more than 12 speakers)
— a grant of max. £200 (for a 24 hour conference) or £300 (for a longer conference) to cover other costs, such as publicity and meals

Applications should include the following:
— a brief statement (c. 250 words) of the topic of the conference
— the venue and dates of the conference
— a conference programme (including all speakers, confirmed or invited)
— an initial estimate of the cost of the conference (including the travel costs of individual speakers, and other costs to be covered by the grant of £200 or £300)
— Information about other funding secured and/or efforts to secure other funding.
—Evidence of institutional support, if any.

Applications may be submitted twice a year by the following deadlines: 1st April and 1st October, and should be for conferences that will be held within the 12 months following the respective deadline. Retrospective applications will not be considered. Note that normally no-one may be awarded more than one grant within a 12 month period.

Applications will be considered by a committee comprising members of the HSGB. If an application is approved, the organisers of the conference should submit an exact statement of speakers’ travel costs and of other costs (including receipts), and the money will then be transferred to the organisers. This statement may be submitted before or after the conference itself.

Applications should be submitted to Professor Stephen Houlgate.

Subsequent statements of costs (plus receipts) and requests for payment should be submitted to Dr David Merrill (38 Squitchey Lane, Oxford OX2 7LD, UK).

Please note that any research students or early career researchers in receipt of a travel bursary under this scheme will also be entitled to apply to the HSGB Conference Travel Fund. However, the maximum amount they can be awarded from this latter fund will normally be £100 (rather than £200).