FONDS DE SOLIDARITÉ

Mission Statement
The Organizing Committee of the XXIII International Congress of Historical Sciences Poznań 2020 is pleased to announce that, with significant support from generous sponsors, it has established a Solidarity Fund for historians who would like to participate in the Congress.
Congresses, organized by the International Committee of Historical Sciences since 1928, have involved scholars mainly from European countries. Although gradually more historians from other parts of the world participated, a worrying decrease in their representation has been observed since 2000.
To counter the trend, already before the Congress in Amsterdam in 2010, organizers decided to establish the Solidarity Fund. Its aim was to ensure that well-qualified historians coming from underrepresented parts of the world would not be prevented from participating in the Congress because of financial restrictions. A similar fund was also available to participants of the following Congress in Jinan (China) in 2015. Thus, the Organizing Committee of the XXIII International Congress of Historical Sciences Poznań 2020 continues this tradition.

Support will be given in the form of:
a) free accommodation in Adam Mickiewicz University dormitories for 150 participants
b) a registration fee waiver for 100 participants
c) travel grants for 60 participants

Tickets will be purchased by the Organizing Committee of the XXIII ICHS Poznań 2020. The Committee will also book rooms for beneficiaries of the Fund.

Application Rules
The Solidarity Fund is primarily intended for historians coming from the countries included in the official List of Recipients of Official Development Assistance (2018-2020) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) [http://www.oecd.org/dac/financing-sustainable-development/development-finance-standards/DAC_List_ODA_Recipients2018to2020_flows_En.pdf].
Priority will be given to candidates who are session organizers or will present a paper at the Congress.
The applicant and beneficiary are obliged not to violate the rules of professional ethics and the sponsors’ reputation.
If you wish to submit an application for assistance, you should do it before you start the registration procedure.
Please use the application form.

The application form must be accompanied by:
if you are presenting a paper at the Congress, indication of the session, the title of your paper and name of the session organizer/discussant OR, if not, your motivation for attending the Congress (max. 200 words)
a readable digital scan or photocopy of your identity card or passport
your curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
a letter of recommendation from the session organizer or, if you are not speaking at the Congress, from a referee belonging to one of the Affiliated Organizations of the International Committee of Historical Sciences or an academic referee connected to an officially recognized university. The original of the letter of recommendation (paper version) MUST be sent separately by the university/organization/session organizer directly to the Secretary of the Solidarity Fund by post (see contact details below).

The completed application form should be scanned and send to the following address: solidarity.fund2020@gmail.com
Please note that this application form does not in itself offer any guarantees.
The applications should be submitted between December 15, 2019 and January 31, 2020. All applicants will be notified about the decision of the selecting committee by March 1, 2020.
Only after this decision should you start the registration procedure.

Contact
All correspondence, including applications, should be addressed to: Professor Lucyna Błażejczyk-Majka:
Collegium Historicum
Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 7
61-614 Poznań