Council of University Classical Departments (CUCD) call for Microgrants to support EDI initiatives

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MICROGRANTS (up to £150: no deadline, available throughout the year)

CUCD is happy to offer microgrants to individuals for up to £150 in order to enhance equality, inclusivity and diversity in Classics and related disciplines. The grants are to support additional costs which you may face as a result of a protected characteristic (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation) or social class discrimination. These can be used for a variety of purposes, from allowing the applicant’s participation at an event (e.g. to cover costs of childcare, or to cover travel for a person accompanying the applicant, or as extra funding for transport) or else to pay for small
amount of administrative assistance with projects (e.g. proof-reading, editing, analysis of data).

CUCD EDI Grants for Classics EDI initiatives/events (up to £500, deadline for applications May 15th 2023)

Grants for up to £500 are available to:

  • Support complete events, or parts of conferences, that have a clear focus on advancing issues of equality, diversity, and inclusion in Classics. Please note that outreach or purely pedagogical projects will not be considered: you are welcome to apply to the CUCD pedagogy grants schemeinstead; if there is an overlap with pedagogy, note that your application will only be considered by one committee, and funding will not be duplicated;
  • Support accessibility to existing events or conferences (e.g. technological support, bursaries to cover the costs of for caring responsibilities, accessible room hire);
  • Provide financial support (in the form of an honorarium) to speakers at conferences of seminar series from underrepresented groups in Classics, either at graduate level or on precarious job contracts.
  • Costs can include speakers’ travel expenses, catering, room hire, travel bursaries for postgraduate and early career academic who are unsalaried or under-employed, or other similar expenditures. The £500 limit will mean that events will tend to be small, and bringing speakers from abroad is not normally viable. Where possible, it is hoped that the organising institution should also provide some funding, e.g. a matching grant, free rooms, and administrative support. We are happy to receive applications for less than £500; this is an upper limit. The event should usually be at least two months after the application deadline, although if you are planning an event that will take place sooner, please discuss with the chairs of the EDI Committee before submitting an application. The event should take place within one year of the grant being awarded.

Please see the further details available on the CUCD webpage:  

With best wishes, Rhiannon Ash EDI Officer Classics (she/her)