Scholarship Application


Scholarship Application

The International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) is committed to making its Conferences accessible to all who are working in sexuality-related fields or who are studying human sexuality.

IASSCS will award a limited number of competitive scholarships to assist as many people as possible with the limited resources available, thanks to support received from our sponsors (i.e. The Ford Foundation).

Eligibility for IASSCS Scholarship

  • Priority will be given to early career researchers, advocates and students working, studying or volunteering in the sexuality research field in the Global South with fewer financial resources.
  • Only the submitting author will be considered as eligible for funding for travel support. If there are several authors / co-authors, it is up to them to decide who submits the abstract and then applies for a scholarship. The same applies for complete session proposals.
  • Requests for travel support to serve as discussant or session chair (without paper) will not be considered for funding.
  • The application form must be completed in English and in full. Incomplete applications or in other languages cannot be considered for a scholarship.
  • Participants who received grants for the past conference are not eligible. If you have received grants to participate at the Dublin X Conference (2015), please do not apply.

As only a limited number of scholarships are available and the demand is so high, it is strongly recommended you also seek funding from other sources.

General Selection Criteria

  • Only those participants whose abstracts have been selected for the conference are eligible. However, acceptance of the proposal does not imply funding for the participant. Thus, participants are strongly urged to seek other sources of funds when applying through IASSCS.
  • Overall quality of the presentation and its contribution to the enrichment of the Conference, as determined by the Scholarship Committee.
  • Solid and original work by the applicant, as well as publications, fieldwork, or long-standing involvement on topics relevant to sexual rights movements.
  • Applications from a variety of professional fields and institutional backgrounds are welcomed.
  • Decisions will be made by the IASSCS Scholarship Committee and acceptance letters will be e-mailed on April 2017.

Conference Scholarships

IASSCS has very limited funding. Therefore, we will only grant support to one or more of the following:

  • IASSCS Conference Registration Fee.
  • Accommodation in a shared double room for up to 4 nights during the IASSCS Conference in the university dorms (12-16 July).
  • Subsistence allowance for up to 5 days.
  • Airfare (least-expensive, most-direct economy flight).

IASSCS Scholarship will not cover the cost of the hotel incidental expenses, visa applications and other optional extra expenses (for example travel insurance).

Submission Guidelines

To apply for an IASSCS Scholarship you need to create an IASSCS profile from which you can access the Scholarship application form online. Requirements include:

  • The Abstract ID (the one given after submitting your abstract proposal for individual presentation or session)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (only in PDF or Word file), no more than 2 pages /60 KB
  • A 2000-character Motivation Statement explaining why you want to attend XI IASSCS International Conference and how your participation in the Conference would benefit you, your organization and/or community.
  • A 2000-character Motivation Statement explaining why you want to attend XI IASSCS International Conference and how your participation in the Conference would benefit you, your organization and/or community.

How to Apply?

  • To Access the application form, first login to your IASSCS profile here
  • Then, go to the Application Form here and fill in all the required information. Please, remember that all fields marked with an * are mandatory.
  • Take into account that you cannot return to the application form after you have submitted it to change any details, so please be sure you adequately complete it the first time. We highly recommend to copy/paste the information required to the application form.
  • After submitting your scholarship application, a confirmation number will automatically appear on the screen. You will also receive a confirmation message to the e-mail account given in your Conference profile. Please, have in mind that this e-mail is the only guarantee that you have successfully submitted your scholarship application.

 Key Information:

  • IASSCS has hosted six post-conference training (PCT) courses that provide excellent foundational training in sexuality research knowledge. More than 120 sexuality scholar/ participants representing all regions of the world have received an IASSCS scholarship.