About the prize
The journal is pleased to offer grants for PhD and Professional Doctorate students who have had an abstract accepted by a recognised social work conference. The abstract can be based upon a completed or partially completed PhD and is open to both full and part time students.
To qualify students must have not disseminated any part of their PhD at another national or international conference (this does not include local/regional events organised by their university or another regional body). Students must not be in receipt of any other funds to support attendance. If their proposal is successful, they may apply for additional funds if required.
The amount of the award will cover conference fees (and you are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of ‘Early Bird’ reductions) and may include a contribution to travel and accommodation. The limit of each award will be £750.
This is a rolling application.
To apply, students must submit the abstract and the acceptance email along with a supporting statement from their PhD supervisor. They should also submit a 500-word justification as to why their research is important for social work education and its potential impact. Upon completion they will be encouraged and supported to submit their work for a peer-reviewed article to widen their audience & acknowledge the journal’s contribution.
To reflect our commitment to sustainability, we encourage applicants to minimise their travel (so, it would be unlikely that we would fund a European application for an Australian conference, for example). Please allow the awarding body as long as possible to make a decision and we will endeavour to respond in time for the Early Bird rates to apply.
Please send your full applications, including abstract acceptance to Dr Graeme Simpson at:
Applications will be considered by Dr Simpson, the Editors of the Journal and any Editorial Board member who might bring specialist knowledge.