Conference Support

Members of School of Education staff wishing to apply for conference support should follow the procedures detailed below. Staff may only submit one conference support application per financial year. The maximum funding available for presenting a paper or being a member of an Executive or Organising Committee is £1000. Funding for participant attendance only is not normally available except under exceptional circumstances. Funding will not be available to any staff member whose T4 individual profile is not up to date and funding will not be provided to any staff member who is a PI who has not produced and updated the profile of their project(s).

PhD students in the School of Education may apply for School conference support funding for presenting a paper, of which you are the author or co-author. The current maximum award is £800 per application, and you are permitted to apply on two occasions across your study to support your attendance at a conference. You can apply at the end of first year in preparation for attending a conference in 2nd year and again in your final year of study.  Before making any application, you should discuss this possibility with your supervisors.

Applications should be made on the PhD Conference Support Application Form, available below.  

Retrospective applications cannot be considered. Please note that funding is not guaranteed and is only available when funds permit.

Staff Conference Support

The application should be sent in the first instance to your Research and Teaching Group Leader for review and authorisation.  Once your application has been approved, please submit to the RTG Academic Support Office, room 425b, at least three weeks in advance of the Conference and not after the event. Retrospective applications are unlikely to be funded. Where a late submission is unavoidable a covering letter providing an explanation must be attached to the application.


Staff Conference Support Guidelines

Staff Conference Support Application Form

PhD Conference Support

The application form should be sent in the first instance to your supervisor, and then to the Research Academic Support Office, Room 425b, in the St Andrew’s Building (

The RTG Convenor and the PGR Director will then review the application. If the funding is agreed, applicants will be notified by the Research Academic Support Office.  It should be noted that PhD conference funding is not guaranteed but only if funds permit.


PhD Conference Support Guidance Notes

PhD Conference Support Application Form


Student Expense Claim

When claiming for expenses this must be no more than the agreed amount with your supervisor and RTG Convenor/PGR Director at the time of your conference application.  If so this must be approved prior to making a claim.  Please ensure you keep a photocopy of both your receipts and the expense claim form.


Student Expense claim form