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Conference Funding, Fellowships and Awards

                                               UK Based Feminist Geographers    |   Conference Reporter Role
              Feminist Economic Geography Paper Competition    |   Call for Adjudicators

Conference Funding Opportunities for
UK Based Feminist Geographers 

We are delighted to announce two funding opportunities,  supported by RGS-IBG in collaboration with the Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group (GFGRG), in order to facilitate conference attendance and the organisation of in person, virtual or hybrid events to be held in the UK during the time of the conference.

  1. UK Based Postgraduate and Early Year Career Researchers £50 bursaries to support conference attendance (virtual or face to face).

The bursaries are available for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers (defined as within 5 years of their PhD) at a UK institution who do not have sources of funding to support conference attendance.

To apply please submit a 250 word statement on what participation in the conference would mean for your research trajectory, and a CV.


Please submit applications via the link below by:

5 April, 2022


    2. Small Grants (up to £50) to support UK based in-person, virtual or hybrid events


The conference will be held in person at University of Boulder, Colorado but there is also time and space in the conference programme for ‘in person’, virtual or hybrid, activities within the UK and within the GMT time zone. The intention is to support Covid-safe feminist geography  engagement and conversation which  has not always been possible for everyone over the past two years.


Activities could include readings groups, sharing best practice, showcasing departmental feminist geography research, seminars with invited speakers (virtual or in person or hybrid events), networking activities, creative activities such as collaging, making zines or mind mapping etc. It is intended that during the conference, details of the events will be shared via the conference’s website and other social media outlets.


The conference programme is not yet confirmed but there will be allowance for this type of event on the afternoon 15th June (2-5pm GMT) and up to a two hour late morning slot on both the  16th and 17th June  to allow for such events. More specific details about the timing will be provided in due course.


Funding can be used to support a range of costs including: catering, room booking, materials to support creative and other activities, transport (for guest speakers or activities off campus)


To apply please submit a 500 word *(maximum) description of the planned activities and a budget.


If you have any questions, please email Rachel and/or Deirdre (see email details below)


Please submit applications via the link below by

5 April, 2022


Recipients of the conference bursaries and  small grants will be notified by: 27th April 2022

Call for Adjudicators:
Feminist Economic Geography Paper Competition


We also seek graduate student adjudicators to evaluate submissions for the paper competition. Adjudicators will be compensated for their time. Please email and by June 15th if you would like to be considered. 

Conference Reporter Role

    The fourth International Feminist Geography Conference will take place June 15-17, 2022. The conference will be hosted online and in-person (at University of Colorado, Boulder, US), includes time zone-friendly programming for India, the UK, Europe, and the Americas, as well as activities at multiple sites including Uganda and Ecuador. The conference (in-person and online) will entail an array of modes of engagement including flipped (pre-recorded with live discussion) paper sessions, roundtable discussions, professional development workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities, ‘in person’ self-organized events, virtual coffee time, and keynote panels. 

    With support from the Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group (GFGRG) and a RGS-IBG Research Group grant, we are inviting applications for a ‘conference reporter/blogger’ over the duration of the conference, with one to two additional pre-conference planning meetings. This post is on a part time basis, for a total of 12 hours (@£16.44 hourly) (Grade one on G6 pay scale). Part time/job share options will be considered within the parameters of the role and budget. 

    The ‘conference reporter’ will attend online conference sessions and activities on a ‘roving’ basis and, with guidance from the conference organizing committee, will prepare and post a series of brief reports, snapshots, and reflections from conference events. The reports will be primarily disseminated via a conference blog, which will be hosted on the conference website, with further dissemination via social media. An ability to virtually attend a range of sessions across different time zones is essential. 

If you are a postgraduate or postdoctoral research student and would like to apply, please:

  • Submit a brief (max 500 words) statement of interest in the position that indicates relevant experience.

  • Enclose a current CV

  • Confirm that you have discussed your application with your supervisor/line manager.

Please send documents to Deirdre Conlon ( and Rachel Colls ( with a subject heading ‘Conference Reporter application – Feminist Geography conference’ no later than Thursday, March 10th 2022

Applications will be considered by a panel of the GFGRG committee with an expected appointment confirmed by March 30, 2022.

Feminist Economic Geography Paper Competition

We are seeking contributions to a graduate student paper competition on the topic of feminist economic geography, with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of USD$500, USD$300, and USD$300 respectively. 


Papers should be approximately 3,500-4,000 words in length (excluding references) and can be based on your conference presentation for this conference, or it can be based on a separate project. They do not need to be submitted for publication elsewhere. We welcome papers that engage with feminist economic geography broadly conceived - please email the organizers if you have a question about whether your topic is appropriate. Please submit papers for the paper competition, and send inquiries about adjudicating the paper competition, to and by June 15th. 

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