Symposium Support Scheme for Research Fellows

The scheme will be funded at the rate of $10,000 per year.


The scheme will support collaboratories/symposia in the field of the history of emotions (Europe 1100-1800), including the Shaping the Modern program, organised or co-organised by Research Fellows of CHE, to a maximum of $3,500 per event. Note: other co-organisers may be Associate Investigators or Research Associates or postgraduates of CHE, or scholars not formally attached to CHE; but must not be CIs of CHE.

Terms, conditions and eligibility:

The scheme will be advertised twice a year by email announcement to all CHE Postdoctoral fellows. The second announcement in each year will specify the amount of funding remaining to be distributed in that year. Applications will be accepted at any time during the year.

Eligible applications will come from CHE Postdoctoral Fellows (whether part-time or full-time) (or former Postdoctoral Fellows still affiliated with CHE, and resident in Australia):

  • who are organising or co-organising a symposium in a field relevant to the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800), including the Shaping the Modern program;
  • who have also applied for funding from some other institution (e.g. their home university); and who have at least one other CHE researcher presenting at the symposium.

For current postdoctoral fellows, funding may be given for symposia to be held anywhere in Australia OR overseas. For former postdoctoral fellows, funding may only be given for symposia to be held in Australia.

Applications will provide:
  • a full description of the proposed symposium (no longer than one A4 page) including its relevance to CHE’s research in general, anticipated visiting speakers, and anticipated outcomes (e.g. publication of papers, re-creative performance, continued program of research collaboration, preparation of a larger grant-funding application, and so forth);
  • the names of the proposed co-ordinators;
  • a proposed symposium budget, including amount of funding requested from CHE, and amounts applied for from other institutions.

Applications will be assessed, by email or if necessary Skype/video-conference meeting, by the CIs of CHE. Funding awarded may be used for any legitimate symposium expense (e.g. travel and accommodation for visiting speakers, venue hire, catering); but may not be used to purchase equipment that should be supplied by the relevant university (e.g. laptops for speakers) or teaching relief for the participants or organisers.

Successful applicants will be asked to provide a short report (no more than one A4 page) within three months of the symposium, detailing attendance (including the breakdown of the number of postgraduate students attending), research connections successfully made, and any progress towards outcomes.

Applications should be sent by email-attachment to: Dr Tanya Tuffrey Centre Manager