Grants to attend the Academic Seminar in Marseilles

Update: The deadline has been extended until 25 August 2013.

Main objective

The European Academic Network on Romani Studies is offering a number of travel grants on a competitive basis. Members of the Network are invited to submit applications for full or partial funding of their participation at the Academic Seminar: “European dimension of Roma Culture: scientific and political discourses” organised in Marseilles on 26 September 2013 (see the program).

The aim of these grants is to enable and encourage members interested and experienced in the topic addresses by the seminar to attend and actively contribute to the discussions and the success of this event.


The main target group for these grants are members of the Network who have contributed previously to the domain of the topic of the seminar (i.e. the analysis of Romani Culture, or some particular subarea of it). Potential participants are expected to engage actively in the discussions of the seminar and critically contribute to the success of the debates.


Grants are offered on the following conditions:

a) applicants should be members of the network;

b) he/she should have experience in the demonstrated by the list of publications and/or conference participations or other contributions (exhibitions organised, documentary film produced etc.);

c) the applicant should demonstrate that he/she is willing to make a contribution to the success of the seminar by sending short letter of motivation (1 page max).

Eligible expenses

The following categories of expenses are supported by the grants:

  • Travel;
  • Visa to the European Union;
  • Other expenses related to the travel.

The organisers will offer pre-paid accommodation for the selected candidates (for two nights: 25 and 26 September).


Applications should be sent to the secretary before 25 August 2013. They will be checked for eligibility and prepared for the review. All applications will be reviewed by the Evaluation Committee appointed by the Scientific Committee.

The applicants will be notified within a week and in the case of awarding the grant they will be offered full/partial support in the form of reimbursement of travel expenses following the event, upon presentation of the travel documents. The arrangement of a pre-paid ticket can be requested (in particular situations) and it will be decided on a case-by-case basis.


Applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Network by 25 August 2013 the latest.


Please make sure that you have submitted the following documents:

  • Completed application form;
  • A short motivation letter (1 page max);
  • Other supporting documents; such as the list of relevant contributions to the domain.


Inquiries and all documents should be e-mailed to: Mr László Fosztó, Secretary of the Network <>, and Ms Katharina Fouquet <>, at the Council of Europe.

Download the application form here.

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