Bursary Opportunity

On Monday 2nd June 2014, around 40 of the leading thinkers, strategists and practitioners in dementia-friendly communities will come together in Glasgow to exchange knowledge and ideas about their work.

Would you like to be there?

If you are a postgraduate student or are early career (within the first three years of starting a research or knowledge exchange post) and would like to join the programme team running an hour-long activity at this seminar, a competitive bursary is being awarded (covering travel within the EU and accommodation to attend).  The event will take place at the SUII venue in Glasgow, UK.

Applications are invited from individuals or pairs working in partnership. To apply, please submit your proposal for the hour-long activity (maximum two sides of A4 paper) to richard.ward1@stir.ac.uk by 17:00 on Monday 28th April 2014. Your proposal should reflect the following:

• there will be around 40 participants, a number of whom will be visiting from outside the UK;

• the participants will be from a range of backgrounds, including academia, policy and practice;

• there will be two activities on the day, interspersed with short presentations from invited speakers and discussions;

• the activity will take place in a single room and be recorded for sharing online; and

• audio visual facilities will be available.

The event is being organised by collaborators at the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh, funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) and supported by the Centre for Dementia Research at the University of Linkoping, Alzheimer Scotland, Anderson Bell Christie Architects, and Architecture and Design Scotland.

This is about the creation and use of memory-friendly neighbourhoods, with a programme designed to meet the urgent need for insights to guide the development of environments for ageing-in-place and lifelong social inclusion for those affected by dementia.

For more information about this opportunity please see the attached flyer and/or contact Richard Ward by e-mail at richard.ward1@stir.ac.uk.

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