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We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile world"

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6-8 July 2022: Online Conference at University College London

Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile world

Justice and equity, just futures in an urbanising and mobile world, facing a climate and ecological crisis in a pandemic or post-pandemic context

The call for funding has re-opened for anyone who may have missed the earlier call, read the rules and details below and then proceed to the online form.

Through generous awards from University College London, the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, the Journal of Development Studies, the Journal of International Development and the DSA, the DSA2022 conference organisers are able to offer funding to many delegates to the online DSA conference organised by the University College London, 6-8 July 2022, in order to make the conference as inclusive as possible. These funds will provide either full or partial fee waivers to those eligible.

Funding application rules and criteria

  • ALL applications must be submitted via the online form.
  • All DSA2022 delegates  may apply but those with accepted papers, panels or other confirmed roles at DSA2022 will be prioritised.
  • Applicants should not seek ‘double-funding’ (i.e. you already have full funding from another source). Our aim is to support those who only have partial funding from another source or have no funding at all.
  • Requests for funding may NOT be to cover DSA membership subscriptions.

All successful applicants will receive a reduction to their registration fee of £20. This means that all successful applicants from low and middle-income countries will be waived £20 reducing the cost of the conference fee to £0 as long as they are members (membership is also free). The fee for successful global North students will be £0 but they will have to pay their £11 DSA membership. Successful applicants in the concession non-member category will see their fee reduced to £20. Global North policy makers and civil society/NGO workers can apply and see their fee reduced to £60 (no DSA membership required).

Prioritisation of this support will, in order, be for those who are both from low, lower-middle and upper middle-income countries and based at institutions in low, lower-middle and upper middle -income countries (see list of countries), panel convenors, authors with accepted papers or other roles at DSA2022, students and early career academics (from anywhere in the world), practitioners and policy makers and those with exceptional circumstances.

Funding is not guaranteed in advance as we expect demand to be greater than the availability of support.

If you make a mistake, please do not resubmit, but email conference(at)devstud.org.uk

Proceed to the online form

Deadline for 2nd round applications: 22 June 2022

Conditions of funding
All successful applicants will receive either a full or partial fee waiver for their conference registration fee. If a funded delegate is unable to attend the conference, their waiver will be removed and allocated to another eligible candidate. These are the conditions accepted in applying for the funds. All delegates receiving funding support commit to fully attending and participating in the conference.

Any queries, please email conference(at)devstud.org.uk