Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career Academic Grants for Developing Countries

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Early Career Academic Grants are open to early career academics employed by ACU member universities, enabling them to participate in a conference held in a Commonwealth country other than their own.

Eligibility: 

  • At the time of application, applicants must be employed in an academic role by an ACU member institution.
  • Applications are open to university staff who are less than ten years from the start of their employment in an academic role.
  • Applicants must not have previously worked or attended an academic conference outside their home region.
  • Academic staff who have recently returned to work after a career break can also be considered: applicants to whom this criteria applies should make this clear in their application.

Selection Criteria: Applicants can strengthen their application by providing evidence of the submission/acceptance of a paper or poster, or other communication with the conference organisers. It is highly recommended that applicants attach this evidence to their application form.

Value of Grants: The grant must be used to participate in a conference between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Duration of Grants: The grant must be used to participate in a conference between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017.

To apply and for more details, click here

It is important to go through the Application requirements in the Grants Webpage before applying

Application Deadline: 2nd April 2017 at 11:59pm (BST)

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