We are delighted to announce that the following applications were successful in the second round of the UCML Small Grants Fund. We recognise that given the current public health crisis the organisation of these events may have to be rethought, but we will continue to support them should they be postponed or redesigned.

We received 9 applications and we made awards to 5 projects, equating to £1673.82: 

Stefano Jossa (Royal Holloway University) 

Project: To support schools-related activities as part of a one-day symposium to mark the seventh centenary of the death of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. 

Joseph Ford (IMLR, School of Advanced Study, University of London) 

Project: To support travel bursaries to participants employed on precarious contracts (part-time, part-year, teaching-only) and without the ability to fund travel or accommodation via institutional funding for ‘Decolonising Modern Languages: a symposium for sharing ideas and practices’, University of Birmingham. 

Alice Corr & Norma Schifano (University of Birmingham) 

Project: To support travel bursaries for teachers to attend a workshop organised by the ‘Linguistics in MFL’ project at the University of Birmingham centred on teacher training and development. 

Sarah Pogoda and Alex Mangold (Bangor University and Aberystwyth University) 

Project: To support a two-day conference ‘Artistic Research in Modern Languages & Cultures, Bangor University. 

Rebecca Dixon (University of Liverpool) 

Project: To provide the costs of student ambassadors and PGR facilitators supporting a KS5 student taster workshop with the author Faiza Guene at the University of Liverpool. 

We wish all successful applicants every success with their projects and will be posting project reports in due course. 

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