Deadline Approaching: FWSA Small Grants Scheme 2013

Dear all,

The FWSA offers a small grant of £250 for workshops, seminars, conferences and networks organised by and aimed for postgraduate students. This money can be used for a variety of purposes and can be used alongside other awards. The lead organisers named on the application form must be FWSA members at the time the application is made and at the time the initiative is to take place. They must also be postgraduate students.

The deadline for applications is 1st June 2013 and decisions will be communicated by mid July 2013. Enquiries should be sent to and submissions must be made electronically to
For entry requirements and more information, please see the attached application form and guidelines, and our website:

We require a short proposal (via the application form attached) from postgraduate members who wish to apply for these funds, containing the following:
•       a detailed plan of the event, including topic and rationale, structure, invited speakers, and, if available, programme;
•       strategy for attracting delegates (particularly from other institutions) and planned numbers;
•       a detailed budget showing specifically for what FWSA funding will be used;
•       a draft call for papers, and a poster advertisement (if applicable);
•       a letter of support from your Head of Department.

We also ask that you help to promote the FWSA through your event by displaying our logo on your publicity materials and programme, distributing information about the FWSA at your event, and implementing a reduced fee for FWSA members. Our publicity and membership team will be on hand to help you with this.

The only requirement in terms of topic is that events should focus on an issue related to feminism, women’s or gender studies and the initiative must be organised by and be aimed at postgraduate students. Please note that events and applications which do not fulfil these criteria will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered. Proposals which range across disciplines are particularly encouraged. Applicants should not feel confined to the standard academic conference or seminar format (although these, too, are welcome), and creative or experimental ideas are encouraged.

Once the initiative is over, organisers will be asked to submit a brief written report (which should include details of how FWSA monies have been spent). Excerpts from these reports (excluding financial information) may be published on the FWSA website and in the FWSA newsletter to encourage future applications.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Best Wishes,

Dr Katy Pilcher
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Health Sciences and Social Care
Brunel University
Uxbridge, UB8 3PH
Tel: 01895 268820

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