Conference Support Funding 2021/22

Applications are closed for the 2021–22 conference competition at CRASSH. Further information (including a sample budget and sample programme) is available here.

Application is via the CRASSH online application system. You will need to provide the following:

1.  The name, contact details and current post of the lead convenor.

2.  Title of conference in the field 'Project Title'.

3.  Summary of conference in the field 'Description' (copy/paste the instructions in the field to make things easier).This should include:

a) Details of co-convenors (if any): name, affiliation and contact details.

b) Type of event: In-person, hybrid, online

c) Proposed dates (September 2021-July 2022):

For in person events we generally aim to hold conferences out of term as space is generally more available in the Alison Richard Building. It can also be more problematic to secure speaker accommodation during termtime when students are in residence.

Please also note that conferences in the Alison Richard Building can only be held on Fridays and Saturdays during term, meaning that catering costs will be higher. We suggest that you avoid degree and other ceremony dates, e.g. graduation weekend in June or alumni weekend in September.

Please list a range of preferred dates in order, or tell us if dates are fixed. We cannot guarantee that preferred dates will be offered.

We are able to host online events during and out of term time.

Please note that CRASSH's policy is to not hold conferences on Sundays.

d) Proposed venue: As CRASSH shares the building and it is predominantly used for teaching we are unable to guarantee room usage during term time. It is easier to secure the conference rooms out of term.

We are also willing to support conferences that will take place at other venues within Cambridge.

e) Summary of the conference: please summarise the aims and objectives of the conference, and give any further details about the conference (including if you are planning to have an exhibition alongside the conference) and its importance. Please also outline why you think the conference should be supported by CRASSH and how well the conference reflects CRASSH's Equality and Diversity values.

4. Upload a draft conference programme listing key participants (PDF format):

Please list the key speakers, their subjects in relation to this conference and/or panel titles. This information can be provisional. Please indicate those already secured. 

5.  Upload a draft budget (PDF format):

Please provide your best estimate of costs. 

e) Art exhibition

If you intend to have an art exhibition alongside your conference you will need to include a brief summary in your conference competition application. You will also need to complete a seperate proposal as outlined on the Art at the Alison Richard Building website . You will need to include:

  • If you have artists(s) already chosen you need to send information about them in the proposal, including how much space they need and images of the artworks.
  • If you plan to do a call for art, you should do it at the same time as a call for papers. This can also go out via Art at the ARB channels. 

Please note that references are not required for the conference competition. You may receive an email from the application system that mentions referees - this can be disregarded. 

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