RECSO invites graduates, postgraduates, and ECRs* to apply for its its new “Project Support Scheme”. On a termly basis the scheme will facilitate a range of small, standalone projects; judged competitively, successful applications will be included in RECSO’s forthcoming programme (currently Hilary 2015).
Proposals may be for any kind of event or project that will be of interest to RECSO participants and the long eighteenth-century studies community in Oxford more broadly. We are keen to support: half-day or day workshops; inviting individual speakers (not honoraria); speaker travel expenses (receipts required); performance-based events; knowledge exchange and outreach projects. Suitable longer-term projects, such as seminar series, or online journal, will also be considered.
TORCH is able to offer certain resources dependent on availability: use of rooms/facilities in the Radcliffe Humanities building and publicity through the TORCH website and newsletter. In addition, RECSO can offer: presence on its website, blog and Facebook page, and advice from its interdisciplinary committee.
We would not normally expect the budget for a single project to exceed £200, unless the project can justify this. Applicants are encouraged to consider other possible sources of funding and support (colleges, faculties, etc.) in planning and writing proposals. Applicants are asked to make clear the aim, shape, and significance of their project, and how in particular it will contribute to the RECSO Network.
Please submit 1-page proposals, including an outline budget, to Peter Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) for consideration by the RECSO committee. In the first instance, selected applicants can expect to be invited to a meeting with the judging panel in order to further discuss and develop their proposed project.
The deadline for Hilary term is Sunday 5th January 2015.
We welcome all proposals. Please feel free to circulate the attached RECSO Support Scheme Poster.