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AUC Early Career Academic Grants

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AUC Early Career Academic Grants

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.

The ACU is working on innovative projects that focus on building the capacity of early career researchers. The aim of AUC is to develop these researchers’ skills as well as to strengthen the systems in place to support their professional development.

A minimum of 30 grants are on offer in 2017.


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. 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.

Applicants must not have previously worked or attended an academic conference outside their home region.

Conference participation

The conference to be attended must be a recognized academic conference in a field relevant to the applicant’s area of expertise. The conference must be held in a Commonwealth country other than the applicant’s country of employment. Applicants must give details of their chosen conference at the time of application.

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

Travel dates

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

Amount of grant

The maximum amount of each grant is GBP 2000. Grants can be used to cover travel and visa costs, conference fees, accommodation and subsistence.

Official Link: https://www.acu.ac.uk/scholarships/early-career-academic-grants/

Deadline: 2nd  April 2017


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline2nd April 2017



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