The organising committee for the World Economic History Congress being held in Stellenbosch in July 2012 was pleased to present a bursary process with the goal of supporting deserving scholars in their attendance and participation of the congress.
Two alternatives were available, namely the ERSA grant for scholars residing in Africa and the Cortes Conde grant for scholars residing elsewhere in the world. The details of the grants are laid out below.
Applications are now closed.
Criteria for grant applications - Cortes Conde fund:
- The applicant should reside in a developing country outside of Africa.
- The applicant should be a registered PhD student or a scholar who has completed their PhD within the past 5 years (i.e. a junior scholar).
- The applicant should present a paper at the conference
- A grant will be €500 for a junior scholar or €1000 for a doctoral student.
- All applications must consist of: (a) a CV, (b) an abstract of the paper to be presented at the conference; (c) a confirmation letter from the session organiser; and (d) proof of PhD student status if applicable.
- The grant will be paid out to the beneficiary during the week of the conference – either directly into a nominated bank account or (in special instances where the former is not feasible) in cash.
Criteria for grant applications – ERSA sponsorship:
- The applicant should reside in an African country.
- Preference will be given to applicants who present a paper at the conference.
- 5 grants will be reserved for scholars from African universities outside of South Africa.
- 10 grants will be reserved for scholars from South African universities.
- The grant will cover economy class airfare, airport transfers, accommodation in a university residence, the conference registration fee and attendance to the cultural event.
- Scholars will have to cover their own meals and any extra costs they might incur.
- All applications must consist of: (a) a CV; (b) an abstract of the paper to be presented at the conference; (c) confirmation letter from the session organiser; and (d) proof of PhD student status if applicable.
Congress Opening Session
9 July 2012
9 July 2012
10 July 2012
11 July 2012