Funding Opportunity: VAG Winter Conference Bursaries (Deadline 3 December 2022)

This year’s conference is to taking place in person on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th January 2023.

The Vernacular Architecture Group is able to offer two bursaries to assist registered students (or
professionals in the early years of their career) to attend the conference. The Committee is aware that
the cost often makes attendance difficult for students and others who might benefit from the lectures
and discussions, and from the opportunity to meet people active in the field. Both full-time and part-
time students are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be students of vernacular architecture (or a related discipline) or early career
professionals working in the field. There is no application form, but candidates will be expected to

  1. showing evidence of an active interest in historic buildings, ideally vernacular architecture,
    including a list of relevant courses undertaken
  2. showing evidence that they are active in the field, e.g. by membership of the VAG or other
    relevant groups, or through relevant work experience
  3. explaining how they hope to benefit from attending the conference

Applications from students must be endorsed by a course tutor, and applications from early career
professionals must be supported by a professional referee. Any other financial support available to
the applicant for attending the conference must be declared. Applications and tutor
endorsements/references should be sent by email to the VAG Secretary, Claire Jeffery, email to reach her no later than Saturday 3 December. The bursary will cover the
full cost of the £190 conference fee but will not cover travel or any other expenses.
Applicants who are already members of the Group and propose to attend the conference with or
without the support of a bursary should ensure a place on the conference by booking in the normal
way. Anyone who has booked and paid for a place at their own expense but subsequently obtains a
bursary will receive a full refund.

Bursary recipients will be asked to write a resume of the conference for the VAG Newsletter. We hope
that they will be sufficiently inspired by the conference to join the VAG if they are not already
members. The VAG Committee would be grateful if you could bring this item to the notice of anyone
who is eligible and whom you consider would benefit from attending the conference.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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