Current Grant Call

THE AL CHARITABLE TRUST

Invites applications for small grants:

To enable research in the pursuit of a PhD project
To help fund travel, interviewing, or media connected with PhD research
To contribute towards writing-up costs for a PhD dissertation

The AL Charitable Trust has been assisting PhD students in the social sciences, especially sociology, for over 30 years. A limited number of small grants of up to £1,000 are available each year.

Through providing small grants, the AL Trust helps students complete parts of their research that they might otherwise be unable to fund. The Trust also aims to promote new generations of researchers addressing important social questions of our time. The Trust expects all funded projects to have an explicitly gendered perspective.

This year’s theme is climate change and gender.


Climate Change and Gender

There are few issues more pressing to contemporary world politics than climate change. Whether witnessed in the notion of a ‘climate emergency’, policy proposals ranging from the Paris Accords to a Green New Deal, or in movements like Extinction Rebellion and the Zone à Defender occupations, climate change is all around us. But what are the gendered dimensions of climate change? And how do feminist approaches analyse, modify and critique existing understandings of climate change? The AL Charitable Trust welcomes funding proposals from PhD students exploring any aspect of the relationship between gender and climate change.


How to apply

Please note that grants will not be given for course fees or conferences and the Trust is limited to supporting the work of doctoral candidates attending UK universities.

An application form is available here. Completed application forms and one reference must be sent by email to the AL Trust at this address.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29 November 2019.