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Early Career Conference Grants

Theme: Supporting research

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.

The ACU’s Early Career Conference 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 funded participation in virtual conferences.

What does the grant include?

  • Conference registration fee: up to GBP 500
  • Data grant of GBP 50 if needed
  • Free access to virtual presentation training

How to apply 

Grants can be used for a virtual (online) conference of the applicant’s choice. Applicants must:

  • Provide details of their chosen conference, including a copy of their abstract
  • Choose the Sustainable Development Goal(s) which relate most closely to their research and describe how their research can contribute to achieving these goals
  • Explain the reasons for their choice of conference and how it will benefit their career goals
  • Explain how they will share the knowledge gained by participating in the conference
  • Attach a detailed letter or email of support from their head of department

Applications have now closed.

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Theme: Supporting research