The British Society of Aesthetics invites postgraduate students, early career researchers, and those in temporary (i.e. fixed-term) positions in the UK to apply for stipends of up to £800 towards travel, registration fees and accommodation costs for participation in conferences, or research visits to other universities (which may include select summer schools), 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 applicants 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 researcher in the UK within three years of having completed a PhD at a UK postgraduate programme (not including career breaks) at the time of the event for which funds are being requested, and who is without sufficient travel funding; or
– be a researcher in the UK who is in a temporary (i.e. fixed-term) position and without sufficient travel funding;
Applications for travel stipends must include:
Each applicant is limited to £800 per calendar 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 fees; 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. Claims cannot exceed the amount awarded.
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
- Be a member of the BSA;
- Be enrolled in a UK postgraduate programme, or be a researcher in the UK within three years of having completed a PhD at a UK postgraduate programme (excluding career breaks), at the time of the event for which funds are being requested, or be in a temporary (fixed-term) position and without sufficient travel funding;
- 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 time since completion of the PhD;
- Proof of acceptance of a paper, invitation to participate in a conference, or arrangement with a university for a research visit;
- A brief abstract of the paper, if applicable;
- An indication of any other sources of funding for which the applicant has applied. Other funds must be taken instead of BSA funds if another application is also successful. If other sources of funding are not available, the applicant must confirm this.
- Applicants in a temporary position without sufficient travel funding must provide written confirmation, such as letter from Head of Department;
- A specification of the amount requested along with a breakdown of estimated costs (including full travel details);
- 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 applicant 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. Awards cannot exceed the amount requested.
o Claire Anscomb (Kent), for the European Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference, Maribor, 14-16 June 2018
o Mark Windsor (Kent / UCL) for the European Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference, Maribor, 14-16 June 2018
o David Brown (Kent) for the SCSMI, Montana, 13-16 June 2018
o Xiaoyan Hu (Liverpool) for the ASA Eastern, Philadelphia, April 20-21 2018
o Eleen Deprez (Kent), for the Philosophy of Portraiture, Maryland, 12-14 April 2018
o Claire Anscomb (Kent), for the ASA Pacific, Asilomar, California, 4-6 April 2018
o Caterina Moruzzi (Nottingham), for the ASA Pacific, Asilomar, California, 4-6 April 2018
o Grace Whistler (York) for the Narrative Enquiry Conference, 22-24 March 2018, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
o Dieter Declercq (Kent ) for Graphic Realities: Comics as Documentary, History, and Journalism, Giessen, 22-23 Feb 2018