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Cambridge Digital Humanities is keen to support participation by Cambridge researchers and staff (including ECR researchers) in conferences relevant to Digital Humanities. To that end a limited number of CDH Conference Bursaries will be made available on application. These bursaries will cover registration fees and, where travel is possible, travel and accommodation costs up to an approved maximum for DH conferences where the applicant will deliver a paper or present a poster.

CDH will exceptionally give consideration to applicants not intending to present a paper or poster, whose attendance at a particular conference is likely to be of significant benefit to DH research at Cambridge and to the applicant’s own career. 

Consideration will be given to applications to attend and/or present at conferences taking place before 31 July 2021.

Applicants should provide an abstract of 350–500 words on the conference paper or poster proposed, and a statement of up to 300 words summarising the potential contribution of the conference attendance to applicants’ ongoing research and career. It is not necessary for a paper or poster to have been accepted before an application is submitted to CDH, but applicants must inform CDH once the outcome of their proposal is known, for the funds to be released.

Budgeting should take into account any funding applied for from other sources, and the amount received should such applications have already been successful. CDH may award a proportion of the sum applied for without reference to any other source of funding. Bursaries awarded are maximum amounts and are paid up to that maximum on production of receipts or other firm evidence of expenditure for the purposes for which the grant was awarded. In the case of travel expenses (for example, airfares) necessarily incurred in advance, these may be reimbursed prior to the conference on application to CDH, but funds must be returned to CDH if the journey is not undertaken.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 30 October 2020

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in mid-November. Applications will be assessed by a panel chaired by CDH Director, Professor Caroline Bassett.

Completed application form should be emailed to by the above deadline.