The Margaret Anstee Centre Graduate Events Fund

The Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies invites applications to a new fund, created to support Newnham graduate students (MPhil and PhD) in hosting academic events on themes related to research being carried out in the Centre; or the wider research remit of the Centre, which is to promote research into economic and social development and international relations.

The Centre also hosts the Archives of the Disappeared, an interdisciplinary initiative that addresses the challenges of research, documentation, and evidence collection in the study of communities, social movements, life-worlds and cultures that have been destroyed through acts of large-scale violence.

We are interested in funding events on a wide range of themes, broadly related to the work of the MAC. These could include topics related to international relations, development in the Global South or the archiving of disappeared peoples.

Example topics would include (but not be limited to): social movements and the third sector; indigenous rights; the rights of First Nations peoples in industrialised countries; migration and displacement; environmental change and policy; food security; corporate social responsibility; mining and extraction; education and healthcare reform; urban change; land rights and agrarian reform; human rights and social and economic inequality, to name just a few! 

If you have an event in mind but are not sure if it would fit the remit of the Fund, please come along to our drop-in session for a cup of tea and a chat about your event idea (details below).

If you can’t make the drop-in, please email us for advice on pitching an idea to the Fund.

MAC Graduate Events Fund drop-in session

2-4pm, Friday, 31 January
Room G65, Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College.

Information for applicants:

  • Applications will be accepted for up to £250.00 per event.
  • Applications can only be accepted from graduate students currently studying at NewnhamCollege.
  • Proposed events can take any format (e.g. workshops, seminars, talks, panel discussions, film screenings etc.), but must be related to the Centre’s research themes.
  • The deadline for applications is 14th February 2020. Proposed events must be scheduled to take place between two weeks and six months after submission of an application.
  • Applications should be no more than one page in length, and should clearly outline: the name(s) of the event organiser(s) and the course on which she is enrolled; the focus and objectives of the event; names of speakers to be invited (if relevant); who the event will appeal to and expected audience numbers; a provisional date and time for the event and a budget for costs to be covered by an award from the Fund.
  • Applications should be emailed to:
  • The applications will be reviewed and the successful one selected by the Director and Research Fellows of the Margaret Anstee Centre.

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