MLR Seminar Funding for 2022
Applications close 8 November 2021
1. The Modern Law Review offers funding to support the organisation of scholarly seminars on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review. The Review would like to encourage applications which facilitate scholarly European and international dialogue, and also those which are innovatory in their approach or objectives. A proposal might involve a single paper and discussion, or more than one paper. While the amount of financial support provided will be separately assessed in relation to each successful application, the Review is prepared to provide support of up to £5,000 for one major seminar each year.
2. The Review will expect to have the first right of refusal to publish papers presented at Modern Law Review seminars. Papers presented will usually be original and unpublished, and applicants will use their best efforts to ensure that the papers are available to the Review for publication.
3. The scheme will be advertised in the May and September issues of the Review each year. Applications for funding should be submitted by post or electronically (by e-mail attachments) to the Secretary of the Review no later than 8 November 2021 at the address below. There is no prescribed form for applications. Decisions on applications will be made by the Modern Law Review Committee on the advice of a sub-committee and notified to the applicants by the end of January. The sum awarded will be available for expenditure at any time during the following year.
4. Awards will only be available to persons employed on the academic staff of UK higher education institutions.
5. Applications must set out details of the proposed seminar(s), themes to be addressed, details of proposed speakers (together with an indication of whether the speakers have been approached and given any commitment to participate), and a budget for the event. Applicants should note that the Committee places particular emphasis on the possibility of securing articles for publication in the Review from scholars who would not otherwise be likely to publish in it.
6. Budgets should include details of planned expenditure on:
- booking of room(s)
- copying and pre-circulation of paper(s)
- travel, accommodation and per diem allowances only for those presenting papers or acting as discussants. Travel should normally be second class rail fare or economy apex airfare. Accommodation costs should not normally exceed £100 per person per night. A per diem allowance of up to £30 per day may be paid. Receipts must be submitted for all such expenditures
- any other items with details of why they are necessary
7. Note that the Review is a registered charity and will not include in its awards any element for overheads or profit generation. The intention is to fund seminars which could not otherwise take place. It follows that other sources of funding must be brought into account, and that the Review is unlikely to fund the usual type of Departmental seminars.
8. Awards will usually be paid to the higher education institution which employs the applicant(s) or the institution where the seminar is being held if this is different.
9. In addition to the application, applicants should also provide a letter, signed by both the applicant(s) and the Financial Office of the institution where the applicant(s) is/are employed, which must undertake to administer the award, if given, following approved procedures.
10. Applications and the letter in respect of financial administration should be sent by email to: