Conference and Events Fund

Conference and Events Fund

We fund the strongest proposals on the study of the United States, including topics on Atlantic history or which situate the US in a global context. 

 

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Activities might include regular reading groups, one-off workshops, training and development sessions, or research seminars that complement the regular research seminars and annual lectures we run at the RAI. Events can be disciplinarily specific or include an interdisciplinary element. We especially encourage applications that will lead to publication or that include some element of student engagement. We expect events to offer an equitable and welcoming environment that promotes the full participation of people from historically marginalized groups.

All funded proposals receive complementary use of RAI event space (or Zoom account), promotion on the RAI mailing list and social media channels, and administrative support for the reimbursement of pre-approved expenses. The Committee may also choose to offer event space and promotion to promising proposals that cannot be funded.

We invite applications twice per year:

Michaelmas Term (deadline: Monday of 5th week, for events no earlier than the following Trinity term)
Trinity term (deadline: Monday of 5th week, for events no earlier than the following Michaelmas term)

Eligibility

We welcome applications from Oxford students (including undergraduates, Master's, and D.Phil. students), RAI fellows, and Oxford University post-holders who study the United States and the Atlantic world, in all disciplines. Co-organizers may be non-Oxford affiliates, but at least one organizer must be based at Oxford. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to participation in the intellectual life of the Institute.

Applications should consist of three elements, submitted in a single pdf:

  • A title and description of the content, objectives, and possible outcomes of the proposed event(s) in no more than two pages
  • A CV and contact information for each proposed organizer
  • A breakdown of the costs of the proposed event or activities

Questions and complete applications can be addressed to enquiries@rai.ox.ac.uk