20th Anniversary Colloquium: ECR Bursary Opportunity


Published by Harriet Phipps

Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Opportunity for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers 

CeMoRe 20th Anniversary Colloquium PGR/ECR Workshop

Monday 17 July 2023

Lancaster University, UK

Application Deadline: 5pm Friday 28 April 2023.  Click here to apply.  

Contact: Lynne Pearce (CeMoRe Acting Director) L.Pearce@lancaster.ac.uk

CeMoRe is pleased to announce that it has funding for 4 travel + subsistence bursaries (up to a value of £350 each) to enable PhD students or Early Career Researchers* to participate in a workshop at our 20th Anniversary Colloquium on Monday 17th July 2023.  The conference fee and two night’s accommodation on campus will also be paid for by us.

The purpose of the colloquium is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of CeMoRe in 2003 and co-founder, Mimi Sheller, will be giving a special anniversary lecture entitled ‘MOBILITY JUSTICE AND CLIMATE REPARATIONS: REFLECTING ON 20 YEARS OF MOBILITIES RESEARCH’. In the morning, CeMoRe’s past and present directors will also present short papers reviewing progress in the field over the past 20 years.

During the afternoon workshop session, ECRs will present short, 20-minute papers on any aspect of their research relevant to mobilities scholarship in the presence of CeMoRe’s current directors and associate directors and any other colloquium participants who wish to attend.

The support of the next generation of mobilities scholars has always been very important to the CeMoRe team – including its late co-founder, John Urry – which is why we feel it important to mark our 20th anniversary in this way.

To apply, applicants should complete the short online form (see link above) by 5pm on Friday 28th April 2023. (N.B.  this asks for full name, current position, disciplinary affiliation(s), Institution, email contact, 300-word statement on why you are applying for the place & how it will contribute to your career, a title and 200-word abstract for a 20-minute talk). 

Given that we have limited funds available for the travel bursary, we expect that most of those who apply will be travelling from within the UK.  However, international scholars are welcome to apply if they are able to fund the cost of the international  travel to the UK themselves.

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Lynne Pearce (CeMoRe Co-Director (Humanities) and Acting Director

*The AHRC definition of ECR grant eligibility applies. Therefore, for the purposes of this opportunity an ECR is defined as someone who is either within eight years of their PhD award or equivalent professional training, or within 6 years of their first academic appointment (the first full or part time paid employment contract that lists research or teaching as the primary function). These periods exclude any career break, for example due to family care, health reasons, and reasons related to COVID-19.  

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