The British Society of Aesthetics invites postgraduate students in the UK to apply for stipends of up to £800 towards travel and accommodation costs for participation in conferences or research visits to other universities on topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. The BSA has adopted the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Guidelines. We especially encourage women and members of other under-represented groups to apply.

Please note that applicants should apply to other sources of funding where available. It is a condition that applicants must take these sources instead of BSA funds if they are successful in both applications.

There is a rolling deadline for applications and students should apply as soon as their conference paper has been accepted or research visit confirmed.

To be eligible for a travel stipend, an applicant must:

  • Be a member of the BSA;
  • Be enrolled in a UK postgraduate programme, or be unemployed after having completed such a programme within the previous one year, at the time of the event for which funds are being requested;
  • Have had a submitted paper accepted for presentation at a conference, or been invited to participate in a panel or give comments at a conference, or have an arrangement with another university to visit for research purposes, on a topic in aesthetics or the philosophy of art;
  • Have applied to other sources of funding where available.

Applications for travel stipends must include:

  • An indication of current enrolment or employment status;
  • Proof of acceptance of a paper, invitation to participate in a conference, or arrangement with a university for a research visit;
  • An indication of other sources of funding for which the student has applied (these sources must be taken instead of BSA funds if both applications are successful);
  • A specification of the amount requested along with a breakdown of estimated costs;
  • An explanation of no more than 200 words of how participating in the relevant conference or doing the research visit will contribute to the aims of the Society.

 

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Each student is limited to £800 per year. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an award. The stipend may be used toward travel, accommodation and/or conference registration; it may not be used toward subsistence. Applicants will be notified of results within three weeks of submission.  Payment will be upon receipt of completed claim form with receipts attached.

Please note that the American Society for Aesthetics provides funding for eligible students presenting at their Annual Meeting.  Students may want to apply for the BSA stipend if they are presenting at one of the ASA’s regional meetings (Eastern, Central or Pacific), which do not provide such funding, though they do reserve slots for postgraduate speakers. For details of forthcoming ASA meetings see: ASA Meetings and Conferences

There is a rolling deadline for applications and students should apply as soon as they have had a paper accepted, or have been invited to participate in a panel or give comments at a conference, or have had confirmation of an arrangement with another university to visit for research purposes, on a topic in aesthetics or the philosophy of art.

To be eligible for a travel stipend, an applicant must:

  • Be a member of the BSA;
  • Be enrolled in a UK postgraduate programme, or be unemployed after having completed such a programme within the previous one year, at the time of the event for which funds are being requested;
  • Have had a submitted paper accepted for presentation at a conference, or been invited to participate in a panel or give comments at a conference, or have an arrangement with another university to visit for research purposes, on a topic in aesthetics or the philosophy of art;
  • Have applied to other sources of funding where available.

Applications for travel stipends must include:

  • An indication of current enrolment or employment status;
  • Proof of acceptance of a paper, invitation to participate in a conference, or arrangement with a university for a research visit;
  • An indication of other sources of funding for which the student has applied (these sources must be taken instead of BSA funds if both applications are successful);
  • A specification of the amount requested along with a breakdown of estimated costs;
  • An explanation of no more than 200 words of how participating in the relevant conference or doing the research visit will contribute to the aims of the Society.

Each student is limited to £800 per year. The stipend may be used toward travel, accommodation and/or conference registration; it may not be used toward subsistence.  Applicants will be notified of results within three weeks of submission. Payment will be upon receipt of completed claim form with receipts attached.

 

o Philip Mills (Royal Holloway), to present a paper at the Wittgenstein Summer School and Symposium in Austria in August 2016
o James Camien McGuiggan (Southampton), to present papers at the ESA conference in Barcelona and the Just A Game conference in Kent, both in June 2016
o Miguel Dos Santos (UCL), to present papers at the Nordic Society of Aesthetics in Uppsala in May 2016 and the ESA conference in Barcelona in June 2016
o Hannah Laurens, to present papers at the ESA conference in Barcelona in June 2016; the Aristotelian Themes conference in Istanbul in April/May 2016; and the Women in Philosophy conference, Amsterdam in July 2016
o Jack Davis (UCL), to present a paper at the Nordic Society of Aesthetics in Uppsala in May 2016
o Panos Paris (St Andrews), to present a paper at the ASA Eastern in Philadelphia in April 2016
o Mark Windsor (Kent), to present a paper at the ASA Pacific in Asilomar in April 2016
o Michela Bariselli (Reading), to present a paper at a Conference on Humour in Łódź in March 2016