ESIL Carers' Grants

NOTE: Babysitting Agency 

A professional babysitting agency in Naples can provide babysitters who speak English and other languages (on request) on an hourly or a full-day basis, during the day and in the evenings. 

Conference participants will need to contact the agency in advance to book their services. If you would like to use this agency, please contact the ESIL Secretariat before 16 June 2017 and details of how to book will be sent to you.



The European Society of International Law offers carers' grants to encourage and facilitate attendance of members with parental or other caring responsibilities at its Annual Conferences and Research Forums. Caring responsibilities include, but is not limited to, childcare (for children up to the age of 16). 

Applications for carers' grants for the ESIL Annual Conference in Naples (7 – 9 September 2017) will be accepted until 15 June 2017.

Applicants must be members of the Society. Applicants must be a chair or speaker at the conference.

Points System
If more applications are received than available grants, applications will be ranked using a points system. The following criteria will be applied:

  • Status on programme (conference speaker / Interest Group speaker / chair)
  • Early-career scholars 
  • Applicants who do not receive support for caring costs from other sources
  • Contribution to ESIL (priority given to applicants who have demonstrated special engagement with ESIL, such as engagement with Interest Groups or past ESIL membership)
  • Past awards (priority given to applicants who have not previously been awarded a grant)

Value of Awards

Application Procedure

  • Your application form and supporting documents must be submitted to: with the subject line ESIL Carers' Grant application / your surname before Monday 15 June 2017.
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision by email in June 2017. 
  • Grants will be paid to recipients after the event. The grant can be paid only if all requested documents (complete bank details, travel documents, and signed reimbursement form) are sent to the ESIL Secretariat before 19 September 2017 at the very latest.