The IASGP welcomes applications to a "project fund". The previous seminar fund should be expanded to a “project fund”. Applicants may apply at any time for a sum up to £2000, or exceptionally £4000, to support work in the field of German Politics. This may include organising a workshop or seminar, organising a public-facing event, or conducting individual fieldwork in Germany (for which the maximum sum payable would normally be £1000) and it will be welcome if there is matched funding from another source. These are intended as examples, and we are willing to consider supporting any proposals which further the aims of the association.
Priority will be given to doctoral students, early career scholars (especially those without a permanent employment contract), and those who are unable to access appropriate funding at their own institutions. We would expect those organising events to be mindful of ensuring scholars of different backgrounds and career stages are heard (for instance, we would not normally be supportive of all-male panels of speakers, and would encourage the inclusion of doctoral students and early career researchers in their bids). We would also encourage bids to consider involving participants from several countries, thus expanding existing networks. If a bid is made for a seminar, we would normally expect an open call for participation to go out via the IASGP’s mailing list.
At a minimum, applicants should state in their application the benefit to the IASGP (we would expect to receive a report on the event within four weeks of the event, and the IASGP’s name and logo to be highlighted in any publicity and to be acknowledged in any publications), as well as giving a precise account of costs. Consideration should be given to whether written outputs might merit publication in the journal German Politics, although other publication outputs would be considered (including, for instance, blog posts on one-off, public-facing events, or an edited volume). For all cases, we would expect applicants to endeavour to commit to attending the IASGP’s annual conference and, where appropriate, sharing the findings of research at that event in the form of a paper. Previous conference attendance should also be taken into account. It will be welcome if applicants encourage participants in any events to consider joining the IASGP.
Proposals should be submitted to the IASGP co-ordinator ([email protected]) and a decision will be taken by not fewer than three members of the IASGP executive, normally with a period of four weeks. Reasons for rejection will be given, as will guidance on whether a future re-submission will be considered appropriate.