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 Forums and other events.

For Annual Conferences, travel grants 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.

For Research Fora and other ESIL events, travel grants are awarded to ESIL members who are selected speakers at the event. 

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Applications for travel grants for the ESIL Annual Conference in Naples (7–9 September 2017) were accepted until 1 May 2017.

Applications for travel grants for speakers at the ESIL Research Forum in Granada (30-31 March 2017) were accepted until 16 December 2016.

Applications for travel grants for speakers at the ESIL symposium in Prague (5 May 2017) were accepted until 31 December 2016.

Applications for travel grants for the ESIL Annual Conference in Riga (8-10 September 2016) were accepted until 6 June 2016.

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NAPLES 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

  • Applicants from Europe (List of countries): €250
  • Applicants from rest of the world: €500

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 1 May 2017.
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision by email in June 2017. 
  • 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 before19 September 2017 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 Award

Presenters

  • Applicants from Europe (List of countries): €250
  • Applicants from rest of the world: €500

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 1 May 2017.
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision by email in June 2017. 
  • 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 before19 September 2017 at the very latest.