Sexuality Summer School Funding announcement

by | Dec 18, 2018 | Funding, News | 0 comments

As you may already know, we have recently announced the dates and speakers for the Sexuality Summer School 2019. This year’s theme is Queer Dialogues.

The Summer School will be taking place 20 – 24 May 2019. The week comprises public events in the evenings and seminars for up to 40 registered postgraduates during the day.  For more information on our public events, please visit our website.

the public events are free, but to attend the daytime workshops, you will need to pay a registration fee (£150) and send in a statement to explain how the Summer School relates to your research interests and how you think it will benefit you. This registration fee will cover entry fees to all the public events, the opening buffet, as well as lunch and wine receptions on most days during the week.

Registration will go live on Thursday 28 February 2019 (*not* 14th February as previously advertised) through the University of Manchester’s online estore. The link for the estore page will be made available through our mailing list, on our blog and on our social media closer to the date.

If you require funding to enable you to attend, you may need to secure this funding before you register. It is your responsibility to research any funding deadlines, how to apply, and how long it will take to find out the outcome of the funding competitions. We have done some preliminary research for you on a few options:

For all postgraduate students funded by a research council

Please contact your funding body to ask what funds they have available.

For Master’s students in the English, American Studies and Creative Writing division

There is EAC Programme Enhancement Funding available, up to £150 per student. Please contact James Paz for the relevant forms:

For Master’s students from other programmes in SALC

There will be Programme Enhancement Funds for your division: please speak to the PGT director for your department about available funds.

For self-funded Master’s students in the Faculty of Humanities

There is conference funding available for self-funded postgraduate students up to £150. More details on how to apply.

For PhD Students in SALC

There is conference funding available. The next deadline is 1st February 2019. More details on how to apply,

For other PhD students in the Faculty

Please get in touch with the PGR director for your School to find out what funding is available.

The Sexuality Summer School is an excellent opportunity to discuss your ideas for your dissertation or thesis with others engaged in the field of Sexuality Studies, as well as to consider options for future research at PhD level and beyond. The week’s events will offer the chance to examine current debates in queer and feminist theory through the work of renowned scholars, creative practitioners and activists.

Moreover, the Sexuality Summer School functions as a model for public engagement, using public lectures, Q&As, performances and film screenings to open up these conversations to Manchester’s LGBT community. As a result, we hope our attendees will imagine other possibilities to bring their research and ideas to different audiences.

Finally, the Sexuality Summer School brings together students and researchers engaged in this area of study from across various disciplines and across the world. Previous attendees have continued to support each others’ research and professional development, forming reading groups and research networks, and receiving invitations to speak at future events.

For any questions or to join our mailing list, please email:

For more information on what the Sexuality Summer School is like, and to watch a short video about us, please visit our website.

We hope to see many of you at the Sexuality Summer School, whether as a registered delegate or at our public events!

All the best,

Jackie, Janelle and Sabine

The Sexuality Summer School Team


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *