PALA has a long tradition of supporting postgraduate students both by encouraging them in their work and, where possible, by providing them with financial support to attend PALA conferences. Bursaries are paid from the Roger Fowler Fund and in recent years the scope of the fund was extended to allow support for members of PALA who are unwaged or from developing countries.
The deadline for applications is 1st March 2013, after the announcement of papers accepted for the conference.
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All forms should be word-processed or filled in by hand using BLOCK CAPITALS. We cannot process hand-written forms which we cannot read. Sections 3 and 4 should not exceed the word limits indicated on the form. The completed form should not exceed two sides of A4. The form needs to be signed by the supervisor, then scanned and send to the PALA Treasurer at the address below.
This section of the form is for you to outline the paper that you will be presenting, and to comment on its relevance to the academic remit of PALA. You might also comment on how your paper fits within the wider programme of research that you are engaged in, how it fits within the theme of the conference, and the importance of presenting this particular work at a PALA conference.
This section of the form should be completed either by your supervisor (if you are a postgraduate student) or by an academic referee if you are not a postgraduate. The statement of support should provide an assessment of the quality of the applicant's research, their suitability for the award of a bursary and how they will benefit from attendance at the conference.
Assessment of bursary applications will be made by the PALA Secretary and Treasurer. Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible, and in advance of the conference.