The Society''s Conference Grant Fund is available to RES members who are presenting a paper, or acting as a principal discussant at a conference; support of up to £500 is available. Awards are made three times a year in January, May and September for conferences taking place in the following four months. The next deadline is therefore:
31 January (for conferences in February, March, April, May)
The closing dates are strict. If applicants have not yet received confirmation that their paper has been accepted for a conference, they should still apply by the appropriate closing date. Any award made will be conditional on confirmation of their participation at the conference.
Please note that the awards under the conference grant scheme are highly competitive, and selection will be based on the following criteria. These criteria should be addressed by the Head of Department in his/her supporting statement on the application form.
Preference will be given to applicants who are new entrants to the profession.
Preference will be given for attendance at high-impact international conferences, such as the RES Conference.
Preference will be given to applicants whose attendance cannot ordinarily be funded from other sources, such as existing research grants.
Please note that no awards will be made to any applicant who has received an RES grant in the 3 previous years.