Grants may be used as a contribution towards the travel, accommodation and maintenance expenses of bringing speakers from within the UK and Ireland or from overseas. Grants may also be applied for to assist with administrative expenses: full details must be given, as known at the time of the application.
Honoraria or other fees or payments to speakers are not eligible for support. Grants are not available for lecture series, or seminar series, or for events that form part of an institution’s teaching or training programme. Support is not available under this scheme for the subsidy of publications produced as a result of conference activity. The regular annual conferences of major subject associations or learned societies will not normally be eligible for support, and the Society prefers not to support conferences and meetings organized by other French Studies Societies which might reasonably be expected to subsidize the event themselves. Grants are not available for meetings that are projected to make a profit.
All applications must demonstrate a financial case for support. Please clearly identify any item for which grant support is sought in the application, and explain and justify why the Society’s support is requested. Please clearly itemize against each relevant named speaker the costs of travel, accommodation and maintenance for which funding is sought. Priority may be given to early career scholars and postgraduate students.