Monthly Archives: February 2015

PALA postgraduate bursary applications

Applications for bursaries to support students (both postgraduate and undergraduate) presenting at this year’s PALA conference in Kent are now open. The form can be found here: The deadline for applications is 6 March. You are encouraged to apply before you know whether or not your abstract has been accepted. Once you have completed your section of the form, please pass it to your referee or supervisor, who should complete their section and email it to the PALA Treasurer, Joe Bray, at You will be notified of whether or not your application has been successful by the end of March. Please do email the Treasurer if you have any questions about the process.

In addition to the student bursary, PALA also offers small bursaries from the Roger Fowler/ Mary Ellen Ryder fund to support those wishing to attend the conference who are either unwaged or from developing countries. The fund is maintained by the generous donations of PALA members and others, and the number of bursaries that are able to be awarded depends on available funds. If you wish to make an application for a bursary from this fund please contact Joe Bray at


Abstracts are in…

Thank you very much for your abstracts, and for the interest you have shown in the conference. We will be reading abstracts throughout February and will be contacting you with a decision by the end of the month or early in March. In the case of papers submitted to one of the various SIGs, you should contact the organiser(s) of that SIG for a decision about your submission.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us on