ESIL Travel Grants

As of 2016, the European Society of International Law offers travel grants to encourage and facilitate attendance at its Annual Conferences, Research Fora, and other events.
Travel grants for Annual Conferences are awarded under two different schemes: the Early Career Scheme and the Developing/ Emerging Economies Scheme. While travel grants are normally awarded to applicants presenting a paper, limited support may also be available to non-presenting participants.
Travel grants for Research Fora and other ESIL events are awarded to ESIL members who are selected speakers or chairs at the event. 

 

MANCHESTER ANNUAL CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS

 

EARLY CAREER SCHEME:

Eligibility: Applicants must be PhD candidates or postdoctoral researchers within two years of completion of their PhD.  Applications from researchers who receive financial support from their institution or any other organization will not be accepted. Though ESIL membership is not a pre-requisite, all travel grant recipients will be expected to become ESIL members.

Points System: If more applications are received than available grants, applications will be ranked using a points system. The following criteria will be applied:

  • Status on programme (conference speaker / Interest Group speaker / participant)
  • Geographical origin (priority given to scholars based in emerging/developing countries. List available here)
  • Gender balance (inclusive of all gender identities)
  • Contribution to ESIL (priority given to applicants who have demonstrated special engagement with ESIL, such as engagement with Interest Groups or past ESIL membership)
  • Past awards (priority to applicants who have not previously been awarded a travel grant)

Value of Awards

Presenters

Non-presenters:  €150, regardless of region

Application Procedure

  • Your APPLICATION FORM and supporting documents must be submitted to: esil.secretariat@eui.eu with the subject line ESIL Travel Grant application / your surname before Monday 14 May 2018.
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision by email in June 2018, and grants will be paid to recipients after the event. The grant can be paid only if all requested documents (complete bank details, travel documents, and signed reimbursement form) are sent to the ESIL Secretariat before 30 September 2018 at the very latest. 

DEVELOPING/EMERGING ECONOMIES SCHEME:

Eligibility: Applicants must be based in an emerging/developing country. List of eligible countries (World Bank classification based on GNI per capita).

Points System: When more applications are received than available grants, applications will be ranked using a points system. The following criteria will be applied:

  • Status on programme (conference speaker / Interest Group speaker / participant)
  • Age (priority given to young scholars)
  • Gender balance
  • Contribution to ESIL (priority given to applicants who have demonstrated special engagement with ESIL, such as engagement with Interest Groups or past ESIL membership)
  • Past awards (priority to applicants who have not previously been awarded a travel grant)

Value of Awards

Presenters

Non-presenters:  €150, regardless of region

Application Procedure

  • Your APPLICATION FORM and supporting documents must be submitted to: esil.secretariat@eui.eu with the subject line ESIL Travel Grant application / your surname before Friday 8 June 2018 [extended deadline].
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision by email in June 2018, and grants will be paid to recipients after the event. The grant can be paid only if all requested documents (complete bank details, travel documents, and signed reimbursement form) are sent to the ESIL Secretariat before 30 September 2018 at the very latest.