The bursary is intended to support postgrads (including honours, masters, and PhD) to attend TASA Thematic Week, recognising costs related to loss of casual work or caring costs. The bursary can support up to $400 per person, up to $2000 in total, and provide complimentary registration for each applicant for TASA Thematic Week.
Typically for face to face conferences we have bursaries that support carer's costs, travel, and accommodation. Those bursaries are not available for the online format, so we have developed this bursary to support carer's costs, but also to recognise that many postgrads have other casual work that may prevent attending virtual events. If there are other financial barriers to participating, please consider applying and explaining how the bursary could support your attendance.
If you are unsure about your circumstances and whether you should apply, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
I will be emailing again closer to TASA Thematic Week to share information about some of the specific postgrad activities we have planned, which include a presentation from Inger Mewburn (the Thesis Whisperer) and a postgrad mentoring activity which will connect you with established sociologists and other postgrads. Beyond the specific postgrad activities, the TASA Thematic Week will be a great opportunity to engage with sociological work, including some fantastic keynotes.
Anthony K J Smith (he/him)
TASA's 2021-2022 Postgraduate Portfolio Leader