The SIG1 community would like to express their commitment to our JURE members who are facing financial struggles and for whom the conference attendance is perhaps not an evident option. In order to do so, the SIG1 community offers a â‚¬400 funding to a number of participants that fit the requirements below. We feel that this extra funding might be helpful and that this would help to sustain our research community.
In order to be eligible for the bursary application, as a JURE member, you should have:
Option 1: A proposal accepted for the main EARLI SIG1 2018 conference as a presenting author. Only first authors can apply and will be considered for funding.
Option 2: An accepted application for the summer school preceding the EARLI SIG1 2018 conference (see above)
Additionally, a financial criterion will be taken into account whether a presenting author is eligible for the funding. As such, SIG1 will use the World bank data for 2017, GDP per capita. The threshold for low-GDP (Gross Domestic Product) countries is determined at annual income per capita of less than 26,000 USD.
Therefore, we only consider funding requests coming from the following low-GDP countries:
- African countries
- Asian countries (with following exceptions: Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Korean Rep., Kuwait, Macao SAR, Qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates)
- Latin American countries
- and the following countries in the wider Europe an area:
- Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.
Participating JURE members from all other countries are not encouraged to apply for funding.
The final decision on granting the funding will be made by SIG1 coordinators. Preference will be given to funding participants working in European countries, as EARLI is a European association.
Should you meet these criteria, after approval of your proposal or application to the summer school, please send your request to the email@example.com by April 1, 2018. For those JURE-members applying for the Summer School there will be an option to indicate whether you want to apply for this funding or not. Your request will be examined based on these requirements, after which you will be notified (beginning of May).
We hope that this will allow you to join our conference in Helsinki.