Conference Funding for Australian Applied Sociologists

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) is offering a scholarship scheme for applied sociologists to attend the annual conference.The prize includes free registration to the conference and a certificate. Applicants must submit a paper to the refereed proceedings and be a member of TASA. If you are a sociologist working outside academia, please consider applying for this scheme, as it would be fantastic to have stronger representation by applied sociologists at the conference. Applications Close 13 August, 2010.


This scholarship seeks to encourage the participation of sociologists working outside academe (in areas such as private industry, government and non-government organisations, and private contract and consultancy work) with The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). The TASA Executive would like to encourage non-academic members who have conducted applied research or written sociological papers on their work to apply for the scholarship.
Prize

    * Registration for the annual conference
    * A certificate for receipt of scholarship (The recipients could receive a similar prize but with a certificate like the Postgraduate scholarship recipients have received in recent years)

Eligibility Criteria

Those eligible for consideration of the scholarship will meet the following criteria:

    * Current or recent employment or self-employment in an area such as private industry, government organisation, non-government organisation, private contract work, or consultancy work
    * Applicants working in universities, academic research centres or joint industry-university centres are not eligible
    * Acceptance of a sole authored paper as part of the refereed proceedings of TASA Conference
    * Not previously a recipient of the award
    * Current financial TASA members
    * Agree to submit a brief profile of their work/career to be published in Nexus.

Application Procedure

    * Nominations must be made on this official nomination form (also available from TASA web or TASA office)
    * Papers must be submitted to the refereed proceedings by the deadlines set by the Conference Local Organising Committee (LOC). Please make sure you double check this date on the TASA Conference website in case the deadline is brought forward.
    * Applications will be reviewed by TASA Executive sub-committee and decision will be made taking into consideration the ranking provided by the LOC
    * Up to three scholarships may be awarded each year
    * Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by early October. This will allow enough time for those nominees who were not successful to still register for the conference at the ‘Early Bird’ rate.
    * The decision of the review panel is final and no further discussions will be entered into
    * Successful applicants will have the payment of their conference and workshop registrations made by the TASA Office.

Selection Panel

    * Selection panel will normally consist of the Vice President (convenor), General Executive member, and Conference Convenor.

Application forms are available in Word and PDF formats.

Note

Any changes to prize value, eligibility criteria and nomination/submission procedure are subject to TASA Executive approval.

For further information on TASA and the scholarship scheme, please see: http://www.tasa.org.au/tasa-awards/tasa-conference-scholarship-for-sociologists-outside-academe/