The International Digital Epigraphy Association (IDEA) decided to sponsor young scholars who are going to participate to the next AIEGL Congress that will be held in Bordeaux from August 29th to September 2nd, 2022.

We will happily receive proposals from young scholars who have completed their PhD in the last 15 years, presenting a paper or a poster to the Congress whose topic is coherent with the scope of IDEA’s activities, as stated in the Article 5 of our Charter:

Art. 5 – “The goal of the association is the promotion of the use of advanced methodologies in the research, study, enhancement, and publication of “written monuments,” beginning with those of antiquity, in order to increase knowledge of them at multiple levels of expertise, from that of specialists to that of the occasional tourist.

In order to reach its statutory goals, the association promotes, organizes, and manages conventions, conferences, exhibits (including virtual exhibits), prizes, and training courses (including online courses); it conducts editorial activities; it promotes and supports the maintenance and efficiency of the portal created by the European project EAGLE (European network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy); it participates in and promotes the participation of its members in projects and initiatives, including in collaboration with third parties; it promotes initiatives in the interest of its members; it performs and encourages studies and research; it collects data and news of interest to the activity of its members; it carries out consultations in favor of its members; it more generally carries out all activities useful for the achievement of the goals that the association proposes”.

The applicants will have to send a short CV, the abstract of their paper or poster and a motivation letter to explain how their work fits IDEA’s aims to

The financial resources made available by IDEA amount to a total of € 2,000, to be divided among the participants considered eligible for funding. IDEA reserves the right not to award all available funds, depending on the proposals received and the results of the evaluation.

The grantees will be selected by the directorial committee on the basis of the adherence of their work to the scope of IDEA’s activities. The winners will be required to join the association. Moreover, they will have to send an attendance certificate after the conference in order to receive the grant.

The deadline to submit a proposal is April 30th, 2022.