Early Career Forum Regional Event Grant

Launched in 2009, the BSA Early Career Forum (ECF) recognises the distinct set of challenges facing early career sociologists in the current academic and employment climate and aims to provide support and assistance to meet the specific needs of this community.

Applications are OPEN.

We are looking for early career academics willing to organise a day event. The BSA will provide a grant of £1,000 support for the event. Organisers are encouraged to seek a contribution from the host institution. 

Bids for the grant would need to provide a short justification and description of the proposed event, a budget, and an explanation as to how relevant for ECF members the proposed event is.

Please complete the Application Form.  All applicants must be a current BSA Member at the time of of application and the event. If you would like to become a BSA member visit our membership section for more information. The submission deadline for proposals is: Friday, 12 November 2021. Late applications will not be considered.


Please note the following criteria are used to judge applications.

All applications will be considered by the Membership Services Directors and an Early Career Forum convenor.  A final decision is then made by the Trustees taking into consideration the feedback from the Early Career Forum convenor and based on the following selection criteria:

  • Breadth of appeal beyond the organising group
  • Centrality to sociological concerns
  • Quality of information provided
  • Geographical spread
  • Distinctiveness from previous events and institutions
  • Relevance to early career sociologists

For further information, please email the BSA Events Team.