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 November 2022
Further calls will be issued in the spring (deadline 15th May 2023) and autumn of next academic year (deadline 15th November 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:
- Include an applicant based at a UK HE institution, including postgraduate students.
- 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).
- 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:
- Support complete events, or parts of conferences, that have a clear focus on advancing issues of equality, diversity, and inclusion in Classics. Please note that outreach or purely pedagogical projects will not be considered: you are welcome to apply to the CUCD pedagogy grants scheme instead; if there is an overlap with pedagogy, note that your application will only be considered by one committee, and funding will not be duplicated;
- Support accessibility to existing events or conferences (e.g. technological support, bursaries to cover the costs of for caring responsibilities, accessible room hire);
- Provide financial support (in the form of an honorarium) to speakers at conferences of seminar series from underrepresented groups in Classics, either at graduate level or on precarious job contracts.
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:
- Minorities of all sorts to promote diversity in the subject.
- A geographical spread of events, including events in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- The establishment or expansion of the subject in new institutions.
- Hybrid events.
Applications should be sent to CUCDequality@gmail.com in the form of a word document or pdf of max. 600 words, and should indicate:
- The title of your event or conference;
- a likely date for the event;
- the name and email address of the event coordinator;
- an intended programme (speakers need not have confirmed);
- a budget, with an indicative plan of how the funding requested will be spent;
- a clear explanation of how the funding will advance issues of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion;
- plans for dissemination (including report for the CUCD Bulletin or blog for the CUCD-EDI website);
- a bank account name and postal address to where the cheque can be sent (this should normally be an institution and not an individual).
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:
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:
- Include an applicant based at a UK HE institution, including postgraduate students. We are happy to consider independent scholars who have recently received their PhD or are in between jobs;
- 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);
- 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:
- information about the applicant (name, position, affiliation);
- a clear explanation of how the microgrant will support the applicant to obviate difficulties concerning equality, diversity and inclusion;
- The extent of the funding requested, and a clear explanation of how it will be spent;
- information as to whether other sources of funding are available (e.g. from the applicant’s institution), or if they will be sought. Please note that microgrants are also available from Sportula Europe and WCC UK.
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.