The CAA Bursary Scheme is intended to provide financial assistance to students, early career researchers and low income professionals or those from less affluent regions. Bursaries help to encourage participation in the annual CAA conference and support the expansion of the CAA community.
Bursary Applications for the 2022 Conference in Oxford
The application deadline has passed. Applicants will be notified of the status of their bursary request by 30 June 2022.
CAA 2022 will take place 8-11 August in Oxford as a hybrid conference. Travel bursaries for students and low income individuals will be available for CAA 2022 and preference will be given to applicants who are active contributors to the CAA community, typically by presenting a paper/poster or by chairing a session. Applications will also be welcome from new members of the CAA community who wish to attend CAA for the first time in order to advance their future academic research or career prospects.
To apply, complete the online application form and upload the following, preferably in a single PDF:
- A brief statement, not to exceed one single-spaced page, explaining why a bursary has been requested as well as the details of other potential or confirmed funding sources for conference expenses
- A current CV
- Confirmation of student/employment status for this academic year. Students should provide a brief overview of their current programme or research as well as information about academic funding sources, if applicable. Students must also provide proof of enrollment in 2022, which can be a photocopy of a student ID with a valid expiration date or a letter confirming student status from their university or advisor, preferably on university letterhead. Low-income or concessionary applicants should provide their current position, if applicable, and salary information on company letterhead from their employer. All information provided will be kept confidential.
- A breakdown of the predicted itemised travel expenses, including registration fee, flights and other transportation costs, accommodation costs, etc. Please indicate the total expenses, the amount of awarded or pending funding from other sources, and the amount requested from CAA.
It is expected that applicants for bursaries will have sought their own additional funding from other sources. Bursaries are to help defray the costs of travel expenses, so will only be available to those attending the conference in person.
Distribution of Bursary Awards at the Conference
Bursary applicants will be notified of the success of their requests by 30 June 2022. Successful bursary applicants will receive their funds through bank transfers, and awards will be made in euros. Prior to the conference, bursary recipients will receive a form requesting additional information. Recipients will need to give their completed forms to the Bursaries and Student/Low Income Officer at a designated time during the conference in order to receive their bursary. The bank transfer will be initiated as soon as possible after the form is received, and we anticipate that most recipients should have the funds in their accounts within a few hours of the transaction.
Bursary Information for Recent Conferences
Forty-one bursaries were awarded for CAA 2019 in Krakow. These ranged between €75 (c. $83) for applicants from Europe who were presenting a paper/poster and €800 (c. $890) for students from the Rest of World (outside Europe and North and South America) who were presenting a paper/poster or chairing a session/roundtable. No bursaries were awarded for CAA 2020 in Oxford due to the event being cancelled because of Covid-19.
CAA 2021 was a virtual conference, so the registration fees were lower than usual and attendees did not incur additional travel or accommodation expenses. In light of this, and with an eye towards properly funding the Bursary Scheme for the next in-person CAA conference, it was decided the most appropriate course of action was to pause the Bursary Scheme until 2022.