Funding Opportunity for BIPOC/BAME scholars: The scheme has now closed as the funds have been allocated
The FSA awards a small grant of up to £250 to support feminist research and teaching undertaken by academics based in the UK or Ireland who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour). Applicants may request up to £250 to help cover the costs of event registration, hosting events, travel, childcare, software/hardware (i.e. books/printers/transcription costs) or to support access needs. The scheme has two funding blocks per academic year and operates on a first come, first served basis for those who meet the eligibility criteria. We particularly encourage applications from postgraduate, ECR, and precarious colleagues.
The Small Grants team are happy to discuss prospective applications. In addition, we will be regularly reviewing the application process and as such feedback on the scheme is most welcome.
- Applicants must identify as BIPOC
- Applicants must be based in the UK/Ireland
- The application must be for funds to support feminist research and/or teaching
- Applications must be made via the application form. A decision will be made within two weeks of receiving an application
You can claim for up to £250 to:
- help cover event registration fees or hosting events
- support travel
- pay for childcare costs
- help cover software/hardware costs (i.e. books/printers/transcription costs)
- support access needs
N.B. This is not an exhaustive list and applications requesting funding for any costs relating to feminist research/teaching will be considered.
Funding Blocks for 2020-21
- 1st November-18th December 2020
- 25th April-18th June 2021
Please note: Within a funding block, funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to those who meet the eligibility criteria.
If your application is successful,the amount requested will be transferred via BACS.
Apply for a small grant
The Small Grant Scheme will open on 1st November 2020
Below, you will find information about our past small grants scheme and the events which were awarded funds.
Past Small Grants Scheme
Over twelve years, the FSA awarded a small grant for workshops, seminars and conferences organised by and for postgraduate students. The money could be used for a range of purposes and alongside other awards. Events focused on an aspect of feminism, women’s studies or gender.
Over twelve years, the FSA supported the following events:
- Women in the Wake of May 68’ (Kings College London, 2018)
- ‘Double Dabble: A Feminist Day of Making’ at the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead (University of Newcastle, 2017) This event is featured in the FWSA Newsletter Issue 68 June 2017
- ‘Feminist Readings 2: Theory, practice and politics of reading today’ (University of Leeds, 2016)
- ‘Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender’ (University of Ulster, 2015)
- ‘Smashing the Patriarchy in 100,000 Words? The use of Feminism in academic theses’ (University of Dundee, 2013)
- ‘Gender, Media and Generations: A postgraduate workshop’ (University of East Anglia, 2012)
- ‘4th Annual Conference of Sibéal Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network: Feminist Scholarship, Activism, and Creativity’ (University of Limerick, 2011
- ‘Feminism and Teaching Symposium’ (University of Nottingham, 2010)
- ‘EVERYDAY: Work, Education and Family’ (Newcastle University, 2009)
- ‘A Woman’s Place: Locating the Feminine in Modern and Contemporary Culture’ (Newcastle University, 2008)
- ‘Women Writing Rape’ (University of Warwick, 2007)
- ‘From Porn to Politics’ (Newcastle University, 2006)