FGWG Writing Workshop – Information and Registration Form

— deadline extended till 30 April 2017—-

Dear FGWG members,

We’re glad to announce that the Food Geographies Working Group has been awarded funds from the RGS-IBG to hold a one-day writing workshop at Bangor University on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017. The workshop will involve a submitting written piece by 30th June, to the organisers. Each submission will be read by two peers, and each person submitting will read two other submissions, giving comments by 20th August. The aim is for us to help each other develop our writing in a supportive atmosphere and the workshop will provide space for reworking your piece based on the feedback you have received. As well as manuscript drafts for journal publication, thesis chapters and funding proposals are welcome.

The programme can be adapted according to participants’ needs. We will also discuss the possibility of producing a special issue from the outputs of the workshop.

We will ask for a contribution of £10 from each participant, to cover catering costs. Depending on numbers, we may organise a field trip and dinner for anyone who wants to stay overnight on the evening before the workshop. Prices for accommodation would be a minimum of around £60.50 and will need to be met by the participant. There will be travel bursaries available, subject to eligibility – please see below for details of how to apply.

In order to attend the workshop, please fill out the attached registration form and send it to ibellwoodh@gmail.comby April 30th.  Please also pay the £10 fee to the FGWG bank account listed in the registration form by the same date. 

The deadline for application is April 30th

We are pleased to have a number of travel bursaries available, with a focus on supporting postgraduates, ECRs and the unwaged to attend.  We have three grants of £100 and five grants of £50 available, which are dependent on the distance people are travelling to the workshop.

To apply for a travel grant, please send an application letter with your registration form, covering the following:

  •          Your current status (i.e. postgrad, ECR, unwaged etc.)
  •          Your institution and where you will be travelling from
  •          Your funding status (e.g. are you covered by a research council grant?)
  •          How you will be participating in the workshop, i.e. what type of piece you’re likely to write
  •          350 words on what difference the workshop will make to you, and what you are hoping to get out of it.

All applications will be assessed by the FGWG workshop committee, who will make the final decision.

To apply for a travel grant, please send an application letter with your FGWG Writing Retreat 2017 registration form, covering the following: 

  • Your current status (i.e. postgrad, ECR, unwaged etc.)
  •  Your institution and where you will be travelling from
  • Your funding status (e.g. are you covered by a research council grant?)
  • How you will be participating in the workshop, i.e. what type of piece you’re likely to write
  • 350 words on what difference the workshop will make to you, and what you are hoping to get out of it. 

We hope to hear back from many of you!

Best wishes,

FGWG writing workshop organisers

 

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