Conference and Research Funding

Postgraduate research students who require financial support for either a conference they wish to attend or other research activities/expenses are eligible to apply for funding from the Conference and Research Fund. 

Funding is generally limited to two applications and £500 per academic year (£250 per year for part-time students). Priority consideration may be given to first applications.

Please note: The academic year relates to the budget year, which is 1 August to 31 July. 

Applications should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the research activity to ensure all approval and booking processes can be completed in time. Applications submitted after expenditure has been incurred cannot be considered.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and will usually be responded to within three working days.

To apply for support from this fund an application form should be completed and submitted by email to
All applications must be supported and signed by your supervisor.


It is the responsibility of all students to follow University and school-level requirements when undertaking funded research activities, including those outlined in the Travel and Expenses Policy

All travel and accommodation bookings must be booked via the Travel Management Company, Clarity, as per the Travel and Expense policy. Applicants may wish to register for a Clarity profile to help with their initial costings.

Please see the full information on the Clarity booking process, which includes travel support and information on Clarity’s price match guarantee.

The use of the SafeZone app is mandatory for all PGRs who are travelling on business or are working/studying abroad.

The Global Travel SharePoint site includes information about how to track real-time travel disruption, so you can be prepared for your journey.

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