Grants to attend conferences and undertake disability research

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career Academic Grants 2020

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 return to their universities 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. Open to academic staff at ACU member universities, the grants are aimed specifically at researchers early in their careers who have not yet had the opportunity to travel beyond their region. 25 grants of up to GBP 2000 are available in 2020.

To apply, researchers must:
Be employed as a lecturer, research fellow/associate or post-doctoral researcher (or equivalent) at an ACU member university
Be within 7 years of the start of their academic career – applicants who have taken a career break and returned to work can also be considered

How to apply:
Submit the online application form. Applicants are required to complete four short personal statements, upload their conference proposal, and attach a letter of reference from their line manager or head of department.
The grants:
The maximum grant amount is GBP 2000. This is intended to cover conference registration fees, economy return flights, accommodation, sustenance, and visa costs. Successful applicants are responsible for arranging their own flights and accommodation, registering for the conference in question, and making their own visa and vaccination arrangements. Successful applicants will be required to submit a short written report to the ACU six months after their return.

Closing date: 23:59 GMT on Wednesday 25 March.

Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund – 2020 Applications – NOW OPEN

Research Office closing date: Friday 3rd April 2020.

Endeavour Closing date: Friday 17th April 2020, 5pm (AEST).

This opportunity aims to benefit Australians with a disability, especially people with an intellectual and/or developmental disability.

Grants are available for researchers to undertake research projects that will advance the health, well-being and life experiences of people with disabilities.

RESEARCH AWARD: $75,000 for research conducted by appropriately qualified researchers.

INCLUSIVE RESEARCH AWARD: Up to $25,000 for researchers to undertake a research project that includes people with disability as co-researchers