Announcing Bath Spa’s 2019-20 GALA Outreach fund

Posted on November 1, 2019

The GALA Outreach Fund is intended to support Bath Spa University staff and student engagement with GALA partners by providing support for international travel or other activities related to research or teaching collaboration, staff or student mobility, public engagement, or projects relating to the liberal arts. It can also be used to support visits by representatives from GALA partners to Bath Spa. We are particularly keen to support partnership-building and research or teaching projects that are at a very early stage of development. The GALA Outreach fund will not generally fund research in libraries and archives or attendance at a conference. Applications should aim to expand on existing collaborations with a specific partner(s) or identify areas for new collaborations. Cross-disciplinary projects will be particularly welcomed. Grants of £500-£1000 are available. Funding can cover travel (including visa costs), accommodation, and subsistence costs; it can also be used to pay for teaching cover. However, no honorariums or stipends can be provided. If the activity involves international travel, it will be your responsibility to ensure that all travellers have valid passports and are aware of relevant visa rules prior to travel. Any questions about eligibility or financial logistics should be directed to the Academic Director, Professor Ian Gadd. List of Outreach awards made during 2018–19 The GALA Outreach Fund is available only by application to staff (both academic and professional) and students at Bath Spa University. There is a rolling application deadline. Decisions will be made with three weeks of application. The disbursement panel will consist of the GALA team, who may consult subject specialists if needed. Applications will be assessed in light of GALA’s strategic priorities and the criteria listed below. Applications for co-funding are particularly welcome. Your application will be circulated between members of the Bath Spa GALA team for evaluative purposes. The data you provide here will also be used to monitor numbers of applications and overall costs. In addition, we will keep a list of successful applicants for internal reporting. All activities must be completed by 31 July 2020 to be eligible for support. Dates of travel should be as specific as possible. Applications must be received no less than four weeks before the intended date of travel. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Academic Director, Professor Ian Gadd, to discuss their proposed projects prior to application. He can be contacted at There are three different forms:


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