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Annual Conference Additional Support Fund (ASF)

The Annual Conference Additional Support Fund (ASF) opened on Monday 29 January 2024 for applications for the SLS Annual Conference to be held at the University of Bristol from 3-5 September 2024.  The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 3 April 2024.

The SLS seeks to ensure that the conference remains as accessible as possible to our members, at all career stages. To this end, the registration fees are reduced for student members of the society. We also ensure that members enjoy a reduced attendance fee. For those attending for more than one day, we also provide an ‘early bird’ reduction in the registration fee.

In 2023, the Society introduced an Annual Conference Additional Support Fund (ASF) to support attendance by members with special circumstances or in financial hardship warranting additional support.  The Fund (£10,000) will be available again for the 2024 Annual Conference.   To apply you must be a member of the SLS and priority for support will be given to applicants who have no other source of funding.

Applications for financial support will be invited from Monday 29 January 2024.  Decisions will be made by a panel made up of the President, Vice President, the Treasurer, and the Chair of the EDI Committee. The panel will aim to maximise the funds available and therefore applicants may receive full or partial support at the discretion of the panel, and the decision of the panel will be final. In considering applications, the committee will consider financial need, the personal funding allowance available to an applicant by their institution, and the benefits gained by attending the conference.

To apply please complete the application form here and return it to admin@legalscholars.ac.uk.

You must be a member of the SLS to apply and applications must be validated by a Head of School / Director of Research or equivalent to be considered.

Please do not register for the conference until you have received notification of the outcome of your application.