for coming to Crossroads 2012!

ACS Assistance Scheme for ACS Crossroads 2012, Paris

Closing date for applications: February 29th, 2012.

In collaboration with the ACS Crossroads 2012 Organising Committee, the Association for Cultural Studies will offer a small number of grants to assist participants from ACS under-represented regions with travel, accommodation or registration expenses. 


These funds are limited and we have to spend them with care. Full support cannot usually be provided and travel assistance takes the form of a reimbursement. Accommodation is simple and may be shared. Successful applicants are expected not only to deliver their papers but to participate fully in the rest of the conference. Support may be withdrawn if these conditions are not met.


The primary eligible ACS regions are: Africa; Asia (and Middle East); the Caribbean; Eastern and Southern Europe (including Turkey); Latin and South America. Individual eligibility is based on place of residence and working situation, not nationality or country of origin. 


Only candidates who join ACS and have a paper accepted to ACS Crossroads 2012 may apply for support. The support selection process will be based on the merits of the case for assistance as well as the paper proposal. The selection Committee reserves the right to prioritize the allocation of funds on the basis of need.


All applications MUST include:


  • a statement of no more than 1–2 pages explaining the reasons for your request and giving details of the kind of support (airfare? accommodation? registration?) and the amount requested (e.g. airfare, USD XXX).  
  • a copy of the paper proposal accepted for Crossroads
  • a brief (1–2 page) curriculum vitae.

Without this information we cannot assess your application.



Applications must be sent as an RTF/PDF attachment to the Administrative Secretary, Ms Sari Miettinen at: This E-mail address is for applications or questions about grants only! For any other, please write to


NB: This is the ONLY address for ACS assistance requests. The conference organizers in Paris cannot take responsibility for forwarding assistance applications to ACS.



The names of candidates selected and the amount granted to each will be announced as soon as possible thereafter.