Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career Conference Grants 2023

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career Conference Grants 2023

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career Conference Grants 2023

For the ACU Early Career Conference Grants 2023, applications are now being accepted. Participating in conferences can have a significant impact on a young academic’s teaching and research. These gatherings offer the chance to exchange research, discover the most recent advancements in a field of study, and develop beneficial professional networks.

Researchers discover that they are more knowledgeable and connected to new information that can be spread among coworkers and students. Early Career Conference Grants make it possible for more young researchers to take advantage of these worthwhile opportunities, as well as the universities that employ them.

This year’s grants are being offered for both virtual (online) and in-person conferences. There are 25-40 grants available. The final number awarded will depend on the number of applications for each format (virtual/in-person).

Association of Commonwealth Universities Grant

​For virtual conferences, the grants cover:

  • Conference registration fee of up to £600 GBP
  • A data grant of £50 GBP for successful applicants who do not have reliable access to Wi-Fi.
  • Free access to a half-day training session on how to deliver great virtual presentations.

For in-person conferences, grants are a maximum of GBP 2,000 to cover:

  • Conference registration fee
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Visa costs
  • Travel and health insurance
  • COVID-19 testing for travel

Association of Commonwealth Universities Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be employed by an ACU member university with a job title of lecturer, post-doctoral researcher, professor, associate professor, or equivalent.
  • Be within 7 years of the start of their academic (research/teaching) career, with the exception of those who have had career breaks. A career break is a period of time out from employment for personal or professional reasons, including to care for children.
  • Not have previously travelled for work purposes (including conferences) outside their region of employment since the start of their academic career.
  • Not be a previous recipient of an ACU Early Career Conference Grant (previously known as Early Career Academic Grants)
  • Identify a specific conference before applying for the grant.

Association of Commonwealth Universities Application

As part of the application form, applicants must:

  • Give details of their chosen conference, including a copy of their abstract.
  • State whether the conference is virtual or in-person (for hybrid conferences applicants must choose whether they wish to attend in-person or virtually).
  • 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 links to their research interests.
  • Explain how participating in the conference will benefit their career and professional development.
  • Explain how they will share the knowledge gained by participating in the conference.
  • Provide a detailed letter or email of support from their head of department commenting on the suitability of the conference and how participating in the conference will be beneficial.
  • If applying for an in-person conference, give a breakdown of the costs for which they are applying for funding.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a report on the use of their grant by October 31, 2023.

Association of Commonwealth Universities Application Deadline 

Association of Commonwealth Universities Application Deadline: November 28, 2022

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career Conference Grants 2023

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