Bursary Opportunity

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) are delighted to announce that they will fund a limited number of travel bursaries for Postgraduate/Early Career Researcher scholars associated with CHE in Australia to attend the Going Places: Mobility, Migration, Exile, Space and Emotions, the Third Biennial Conference of the Society of the History of Emotions, to be held in Florence, Italy, from 30 August to 2 September 2022.

These bursaries are available via application only and can only be used to cover travel costs for those who are presenting in-person.

All participants for the SHE Conference can apply for the bursary but priority will be given for those who are presenting at the conference and those who are associated with CHE.

  • Current Postgraduates should be enrolled in higher degree research programs (MA by research or PhD) at the time of their application.
  • Early Career Researchers should have graduated from a higher degree research program (MA by research or PhD), and should not yet be employed in an ongoing academic position.

If you are uncertain as to whether you would qualify for a bursary please contact Dr. Kirk Essary (Director of CHE) at kirk.essary@uwa.edu.au

The amount of funding available, and hence the number of bursaries funded, will be determined by the selection committee after they have considered all the applications. CHE may not be able to offer a bursary to every eligible applicant. In the event that there are more eligible applicants than can be supported, the selection committee will rank candidates according to relevance of the topic, distance travelled, financial need, current employment status and access to other sources of funding.

To apply for a bursary please send an email titled 2022 CHE Travel Bursary Application to
kirk.essary@uwa.edu.au by June 7, 2022 with the following information included in a Word
document attached to the email (please do not send these details directly in the email

  1. Title and Abstract of paper to be presented at the Conference (if presenting), or 1⁄2 page statement outlining the benefit of attending (if not presenting);
  2. A short budget (no more than 1/2 page) detailing the cost of attending the conference;
  3. Details of any other sources of funding;
  4. Any additional information in support of your application (e.g. evidence of particular need).

Bursary recipients are expected to:

  • Acknowledge CHE wherever possible, using the text ‘This panel is sponsored by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions’, on their abstract, on any visual presentations and on the conference program.
  • Include the use of the CHE, ARC and your university’s logos on any PowerPoint or other visual presentations;
  • Acknowledge CHE in any resulting publication, using the form of words required by the Australian Research Council
  • Contribute to the CHE Histories of Emotion blog after the conference.

The deadline closes on June 7th, 2022.