Council of University Classical Departments | CUCD

CUCD EDI Grants for Classics EDI initiatives/events and microgrants for individuals in need

CUCD EDI Grants for Classics EDI initiatives/events

Deadline for current call for applications: 15th May 2022

Further calls will be issued in the early autumn (deadline 15th November 2022) and early spring of next academic year (deadline 15th May 2023).

Our purpose is to support equality, diversity, and inclusion in Classical Studies and related disciplines in the UK. Funding is available to support complete events and initiatives, or parts of events, that have a clear EDI focus, as well as to enhance accessibility and/or diversity of events related to the discipline of Classical Studies by supporting participation of individuals in need.

All applications must:

  1. Include an applicant based at a UK HE institution, including postgraduate students.
  2. Clearly explain how the funding will be used to advance issues of equality, diversity, and inclusion in Classics in higher education in the UK (though there can be crossover with school teaching).
  3. Be connected to events in Classical Studies or related disciplines (the literature, ancient history, archaeology, philosophy, linguistics, visual culture, and reception of Greece and Rome, etc).

Grants for up to £500 are available to:

Costs can include speakers’ travel expenses, catering, room hire, travel bursaries for postgraduate and early career academic who are unsalaried or under-employed, or other similar expenditures. The £500 limit will mean that events will tend to be small, and bringing speakers from abroad is not normally viable. Where possible, it is hoped that the organising institution should also provide some funding, e.g. a matching grant, free rooms, and administrative support. We are happy to receive applications for less than £500; this is an upper limit. The event should usually be at least two months after the application deadline, although if you are planning an event that will take place sooner, please discuss with the chairs of the EDI Committee before submitting an application. The event should take place within one year of the grant being awarded.

CUCD is particularly keen to support:

Applications should be sent to CUCDequality@gmail.com in the form of a word document or pdf of max. 600 words, and should indicate:

Priority will be given to applications that have a clear explanation of their EDI objectives, a viable plan and timetable, a clear and convincing rationale, have made efforts to save money and work efficiently with their resources, and are prepared to publicise their results. You will also be asked to produce a report after the event, either for the CUCD Bulletin or a blog for the CUCD EDI website. We are happy to help publicise events.

Application and queries should be addressed to:

CUCDequality@gmail.com

 

Microgrants for individuals

CUCD is happy to offer microgrants to individuals for up to £150 in order to enhance equality, inclusivity and diversity in Classics and related disciplines. These can be used for a variety of purposes, from allowing the applicant’s participation at an event (e.g. to cover costs of childcare, or to cover travel for a person accompanying the applicant, or as extra funding for transport) or else to pay for small amount of administrative assistance with projects (e.g. proof-reading, editing, analysis of data).

There is no application deadline for the microgrants: these will be offered throughout the year.

All applications must:

  1. Include an applicant researching Classical Studies or related disciplines (the literature, ancient history, archaeology, philosophy, linguistics, visual culture, and reception of Greece and Rome, etc);
  2. Clearly explain how the funding will be used to obviate personal difficulties concerning equality, diversity, and inclusion in higher education in the UK.

Requests for microgrants can be emailed directly to CUCDequality@gmail.com and should indicate, in max. 400 words:

Applications for microgrants will be handled by the two chairs of the CUCD-EDI Committee (Elena Giusti and Victoria Leonard) and will be kept confidential. We will ask for an anonymised report of how the funding has been used, to be included among others in periodical reports from the CUCD-EDI committee to share examples of good practice.