Graduate School

Travel Grant to attend the U21 ECR Workshop

Universitas21 logoThe UNUK International Office and Graduate School are offering a travel award to support two UK-campus based early career researcher/academic (within 8 years post-PhD completion) to attend this three-day U21 workshop hosted by Lund University. The University of Nottingham will nominate up to six ECRs to attend the workshop. The nominations will be selected so that at least one representative from each campus (UK, Ningbo and Malaysia) will attend. 

Travel awards of up to £1000 to cover economy travel to Sweden, accommodation during the workshop and subsistence are available to support two UNUK-based nominees.

About the workshop

19-22 November 2019

Lund University, Sweden

The 2019 workshop theme ‘Water in Society’, aims to deepen participants’ understanding of how research impacts on water and sustainability through cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange, skills-sharing and networking. In order to achieve this, the three-day programme will include small group workshops, poster sessions by ECRs, talks by established researchers, and sessions with international and interdisciplinary perspectives on ‘Water in Society’. The workshop will be a unique opportunity for ECRs from across all disciplines to share knowledge, experiences and current projects from around the world.

Research areas may include (but are not limited to):

  • human rights and the ethics of water;
  • hydro-solidarity and hydro-politics and peacebuilding;
  • sustainable urban management and development;
  • water-energy-food nexus and circular economy; and
  • water, environment and law.

Eligibility: Delegates should have gained their doctorate within the last eight years and be employed by a U21 university in a research-related capacity.

More information on this workshop can be found on the Universitas21 website

How to apply for funding

Nominations made directly to U21 will not be considered. Application for a place at the workshop should be made through the university using the following routes, dependent on location

UK-campus based researchers:

To apply for a place at the workshop and for the travel grant to support the visit, 

Download the ECR Workshop Travel Grant Application form 

Complete and submit the application form to stating ‘U21 ECR workshop application 2019’ in the email subject line by 4pm (BST) on Thursday 1 August 2019

Applicants will be notified in September of the outcome. Successful applicants will be required to complete a short report including an account of expenditure on their return.

Malaysia-campus and Ningbo-campus based researchers:

Contact your campus Graduate School for information regarding your local nomination process. 



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