Sponsorship for conferences & workshops

The ASAUK is able to consider applications from organisers ONLY for up to 500 pounds to support UK academic workshops/conferences. Up to four grants may be made in any one calendar year. The ASAUK will consider any element of workshop/conference costs but is particularly keen to contribute to the bringing of African scholars to UK conferences.

The ASAUK Council meets in December, May and September to make decisions on grant applications. ASAUK has recently decided to attach these conditions to any conference grants:

1. The conference or panel organiser must ensure that the conference is open to all ASAUK members (provided they register on time, pay the conference fee, etc.), and

2. The conference or panel organiser must prepare a conference report of ca. 500 words for the ASAUK newsletter as soon as possible after the conference. If no report is provided, the institution may be blocked from further applications in the future.

3. The conference or panel organiser must be either a personal or an institutional member of ASAUK.

If you wish to apply, please email the following information to secretary(AT)asauk.net

Title, First name, & Last name:


Position (e.g. Professor, Reader, etc):


Contact telephone number:

Address, City, Postcode, Country:

Name of conference/workshop to be supported:



Give a brief description of the conference/workshop (max 300 words)

Applications must provide clearly defined aims/ objectives of the conference/workshop. These should be relatively consistent with the broad aims of ASAUK. See the ASAUK website for guidance.

Amount requested:

Amount requested from other sources (incl. amounts granted and/or dates of decisions):

Proposed use of requested funds:

Please provide a detailed breakdown of how you intend to use the funds.

If you expect to bring in external speakers, provide their names/affiliation and briefly explain how their attendance will contribute towards achieving the aims/objectives of the conference/workshop.

Note that we do not support the cost of drinks receptions or conference dinners.

The Secretary of the ASAUK will get back to you with regard to this application.