Postgraduate Researcher Conference Support Fund

Postgraduate Research Students are eligible to apply for funding to attend international and UK conferences if they are presenting a paper, poster or other form of presentation.

Successful applicants will receive a contribution to travel and accommodation costs up to a maximum of £250 for UK conferences and up to a maximum of £500 for overseas conferences.

Please note that due to high demand on this fund, the following restrictions apply:

1. The fund is open to students in their second and third years (or part time equivalent). It is not open to first year PGR students or those who are ‘completion phase’ at the time the conference occurs. Candidates undertaking the PhD by Published works are also ineligible for this fund.

2. Applicants should first make use of any school funding available before applying to the PGR Conference Support Fund. Check with your supervisor and/or research support officer to see whether your school has discretionary funding to support PhD students with conference costs, and if so, how to access it.

3. The fund can award up to one UK conference and one international conference per student during the PhD lifespan (one in each financial year).

4. Applicants must be presenting at the conference, and not just attending. Confirmation that the presentation has been accepted for the conference will be required with the application.

The application process for the conference support fund is currently under review: please contact if you have any questions.