ABOUT THE SMALL GRANTS SCHEME:
The FWSA awards a small grant of £250 for workshops, seminars and conferences organised by and for postgraduate students. This money can be used for a range of purposes and alongside other awards. Events should focus on an aspect of feminism, women’s studies or gender. The lead organiser(s) named on the application form must be postgraduate students and FWSA members at the time of application and when the initiative takes place.
These postgraduate events are an important part of the FWSA’s work because they help to build networks of feminists across disciplines and institutions. Student organisers will gain valuable experience through the process and will be supported throughout by the Association.
The seminars began in 2004-5, with a series of three linked events around the theme of ‘Where next for feminism?’ held at University of York, Lancaster University and the London School of Economics.
Since then we have helped a number of very successful events to take place, including:
- ‘Women in the Wake of May 68’ (Kings College London, 2018)
- ‘Double Dabble: A Feminist Day of Making’ at the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead (University of Newcastle, 2017) This event is featured in the FWSA Newsletter Issue 68 June 2017
- ‘Feminist Readings 2: Theory, practice and politics of reading today’ (University of Leeds, 2016)
- ‘Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender’ (University of Ulster, 2015)
- ‘Smashing the Patriarchy in 100,000 Words? The use of Feminism in academic theses’ (University of Dundee, 2013)
- ‘Gender, Media and Generations: A postgraduate workshop’ (University of East Anglia, 2012)
- ‘4th Annual Conference of Sibéal Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network: Feminist Scholarship, Activism, and Creativity’ (University of Limerick, 2011)
- ‘Feminism and Teaching Symposium’ (University of Nottingham, 2010)
- ‘EVERYDAY: Work, Education and Family’ (Newcastle University, 2009)
- ‘A Woman’s Place: Locating the Feminine in Modern and Contemporary Culture’ (Newcastle University, 2008)
- ‘Women Writing Rape’ (University of Warwick, 2007)
- ‘From Porn to Politics’ (Newcastle University, 2006)
For enquiries and further information please email the Small Grants Scheme Officer, Dr Irralie Doel: I.Doel@brighton.ac.uk