Bursary Tickets for the 2022 Annual Conference

We are delighted to make a number of bursary tickets available for Doctoral and Early Career Researchers (DECRs) to attend the 2022 Association for Art History Annual Conference.

The bursaries will be assessed by our DECR Network. The aim of the Doctoral and Early Career Research network for the Association for Art History is to provide a support system and platform for current doctoral researchers and those within 5 years of receiving their doctorate. We work with undergraduate, postgraduate and emerging scholars to provide opportunities to present recent and on-going research at a range of annual events.

Who can apply
These competitive bursary tickets are available to speakers, panel organisers and non-speakers who would benefit from attending this international conference which features world-class research from the field of art historical scholarship.

Bursary tickets will be open to all current doctoral and early career researchers studying art history, in its broadest sense, who are members of the Association for Art History and who would benefit from attending the Annual Conference at Goldsmiths free of charge.

How to apply
Candidates are required to send a brief biography along with a 200-250 word note outlining why a free ticket to the Annual Conference would be beneficial to their research, professional development and future career. Please specify whether you would like a 1 or 3-day conference ticket in your application. Applications should be made using the form which can be downloaded here . They should be accompanied by an Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form which can be downloaded here .


The bursary conference proposals must be sent to the DECR Convenor at DECR@forarthistory.org.uk with the title DECR Annual Conference Bursary . Successful candidates will be notified in early January 2022. If you have any other queries or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Bursary application deadline: Friday 10 December 2021.

See below testimonials from recipients of the 2021 Annual Conference Bursaries

“I was really grateful to receive a DECR Bursary for the 2021 AAH Conference, as a first-time speaker and visitor. It was a great way to gain more insight in the AAH's ambitions to support education, diversity and decolonising initiatives.”

Astrid Korporaal, PhD Candidate at Kingston University, School of Art

“The DECR Bursary Award helped me attend this year's AAH conference in full, something for which I am extremely appreciative. The application process was so seamless and straight-forward, and the reward paid off tenfold. […] I highly recommend that future scholars and conference-goers apply for this opportunity. It's well worth it!”

Anne Grasselli, PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, Art History


“Thank you to the Doctoral and Early Career Researchers (DECR) Committee for making the annual conference bursaries available and accessible to the Association for Art History’s 2021 Annual conference attendees. I appreciated how the DECR Committee allowed speakers, session panel organisers, and non-speakers to apply for full- or partial-conference attendance.”

Samantha Chang, Ph.D. candidate at University of Toronto, Art History




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