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Leisure Studies

The Maureen Harrington Fund for Promoting Leisure Studies

An annual fund of £2,000-£4,000 is available from the Leisure StudiesEditorial Board (LSEB) to promote the journal Leisure Studies, the disciplinary field of leisure studies, and the impact of leisure studies scholarship.  

Interested parties are invited to submit a 3-page proposal by midnight on 1st December annually. Proposals must include the following sections: title, rationale, aims & objectives, details of project, timeline, costings/budget, outcomes, membership of associations/academic communities, and 1-page CV.

Funds will be awarded annually following the LSEB mid-January meeting.

Leisure Studies

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Applications might include funding for the following:

  • Research-related activities, ​including travel, subsistence etc., though excluding employment of third parties, such as research assistants, transcription services, staff buy out from teaching, or publication processing charges (i.e., open access fees)
  • Forums, symposiums, seminars, one-day conferences
  • National and International Networks
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) and PhD student events, activities, scholarship

Applications will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Clarity and coherence of proposed project
  • Realistic costings/budget (where appropriate, evidence of match funding)
  • Strength of aims and objectives vis-à-vis the promotion of Leisure Studies (journal, discipline, scholarship & impact)
  • Originality and creativity
  • ​Plans for dissemination, which might include plans for publication (e.g., to Leisure Studies)​, knowledge transfer, planned public engagement or impact-related events, etc.​
  • Evidence of membership of ​and/or engagement with a leisure-related association (e.g., member of LSA, ANZALS, CALS, TALS, WL)
  • Track record of applicants (1-page CV each)

Submission Guidelines

For more information, and to make a submission, email Leisure Studies Managing Editors: Jayne Caudwell, Heather Gibson and Andy Smith.

Editorial information

  • Managing Editor: Jayne Caudwell, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Managing Editor: Heather Gibson, University of Florida, USA
  • Managing Editor: Andy Smith, Edge Hill University, UK