Internal, open access

Travel and Small Grants

Biochemical Society

General Travel grants

The Biochemical Society invites applications for its general travel grants. These are to help members of the biochemical society of at least one year's standing to attend scientific meetings, attend a practical course or workshop that will be beneficial to their career or to make short visits to other laboratories. Grants will not exceed £500.

Eligibility
Open to post doctoral researchers who have been members of the Biochemical Society for at least one year.Exceptional awards will be made to postgraduate research students but such applicants must be in the third year of their PhD programme.

Field
Life Sciences

Closing date
1 January, 1 March, 1 May, 1 June, 1 September and 1 November annually


British Academy (BA)

Conference grants

Conference grants are available for the travel expenses of a scholar delivering a paper at a conference overseas.

Eligibility
Grants are available for advanced research, at post doctoral or equivalent level, in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences. Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

Field
Arts and Humanities; Economics and Social Sciences

Closing date
Usually January, April and October annually (see BA website for forthcoming deadlines)


British Academy/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Postdoctoral Fellowships

This program was established to assist promising and highly qualified young foreign researchers wishing to conduct research in Japan. Awards cover travel and maintenance expenses, and last for twelve to twenty-four months.

Eligibility
Candidates must be ordinarily resident in the UK, hold a doctorate degree received within six years prior to the award, and have arranged a research plan with a host researcher employed at a Japanese university/research institution.

Field
Arts and Humanities; Economics and Social Sciences

Closing date
Usually January, April and September annually (see BA website for forthcoming deadlines)


British Council Israel

Britain-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership

The aim of the Britain-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership scheme is to strengthen academic cooperation between universities in the UK and Israel through the awarding of grants for joint research in all fields of science: this includes scientific research in both pure and applied science including social sciences and humanities. The scheme will enable scientists in both countries to carry out distinct pieces of collaborative research for wider dissemination and societal benefit. Applications are encouraged from research teams who can demonstrate that they are developing an important and innovative line of research, with the potential to make a significant difference in their field or across disciplines. Applications will only be considered for joint projects involving British and Israeli universities (or university-affiliated research institutes).

Eligibility
Open to scientists in the UK and Israel

Field
Science; Life Sciences; Social Sciences; Humanities

Closing date
11 April 2010

 

British Scoliosis Research Foundation

British Scoliosis Research Foundation (BSRF)

BSRF invites applications for research grants looking at all forms of scoliosis with a special interest in the causes and management of idiopathic scoliosis. Applicants are advised to submit their proposal under one of the following three headings:

  • Small exploratory grant: This grant is designed specifically for new investigators who have a preliminary concept they would like to develop into a research project. The maximum grant award for this category is £15 000. The maximum duration of research is one year. This grant does not require pilot data. It should, however, be able to generate pilot data that could be used when applying for a larger grant.

  • New investigation grant: This grant is specifically targeted to new investigators. The maximum award is limited to £40 000; however, the duration of research may extend up to two years. Some preliminary data would be desirable although not absolutely required.

  • Major research grant: This grant is awarded a maximum of £100 000 per year up to two years’ duration. These grant applications may be in any area of spinal deformity research. These grant applications require evidence that the investigator has the experience and resources to complete the proposed research. As such, preliminary data are generally required. Such grants will be awarded only for outstanding and important research.

Eligibility

The BSRF General Research Grant is open to appropriately qualified professionals such as scientists, clinicians, and allied health professionals.

Field

Life Sciences

Closing Date

The applications are assessed twice a year. The first deadline is the 31st January, with the grant being awarded in July. The second deadline is the 30th June, with the grant being awarded in December.

Chesshire Lehmann Fund

Small grant

The Chesshire Lehmann Fund has been established with the primary objective being to support young academics and community groups wishing to undertake active research or evaluation into the relationship between fuel poverty and energy efficiency. Funding for up to either £5,000 or £2,000 is available.

Eligibility

Researchers, and not-for-profit organisations from across England

Field

Science

Closing date

Usually January annually (see Chesshire Lehmann Fund website for next deadline)


Back to Top

Company of Biologists (CoB)

Travel fellowships

The Journal of Cell Science at the Company of Biologists offers travel fellowships of up to £2,500. These are for graduate and post doctoral students working in the field of cell biology to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. The fellowships are designed to cover the cost of travel and other expenses.

Eligibility
Researchers worldwide working in the field of cell biology are eligible to apply for visits to laboratories abroad.

Field
Life Sciences

Closing date
Usually April, August and December annually (see CoB website for forthcoming deadlines)


Travel fellowships: experimental biology

The Company of Biologists offers travel fellowships in the field of experimental biology. The awards support graduate and post doctoral students working within the field of experimental biology to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. The fellowships are worth up to £2,500 each, covering the cost of travel and other expenses.

Eligibility
Applicants should be working within the field of experimental biology and intend to visit a laboratory in another country. There are no restrictions on nationality.

Field
Life Sciences

Closing date
Usually April, August and December annually (see CoB website for forthcoming deadlines)


Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Small grants

Small grants ranging from £3,000 to £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the UK and Japan. Awards may cover all fields of activity, including educational and grass roots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfil this broad objective. New initiatives are especially encouraged.

Eligibility
Open to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK

Field
Life Sciences; Science; Arts and Humanities; Economics and Social Sciences

Closing date
Usually March and September annually (see Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation website for forthcoming deadlines)


Economic History Society (EHS)

Initiatives and conferences fund

The Economic History Society maintains a fund to encourage otherwise unfunded workshops, special meetings and other interesting initiatives in economic and social history. Activities which might encourage wider participation in the Society, innovative research proposals (especially by those who are not full time university academics), or work that would lead to publication in leading journals will be particularly eligible for support.

Eligibility
It is expected that successful applicants will be, or will become, members of the Economic History Society.

Field
Arts and Humanities; Economics and Social Sciences

Closing date
Usually February, May, August and November annually (see EHS website for forthcoming deadlines)


Elimination of Leukaemia Fund

Travel and training fellowships

The Elimination of Leukaemia Fund invites applications for its travel and training fellowships awards. Under this scheme, doctors, nurses and researchers working in the area of leukaemia or related blood diseases may apply for support to attend conferences, visit centres of expertise or undertake programmes of training.

Eligibility
Candidates must be resident and working in the UK.

Field
Life Sciences

Closing date
Usually last working day in February, May, August and November annually (see ELF website for forthcoming deadlines)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Overseas travel grants

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council welcomes proposals for its small physics grants under its responsive mode programme. Grants aim to encourage proposals for visiting researchers, overseas travel grants and workshops.

Eligibility
Prospective applicants are advised to confirm their eligibility with EPSRC before submitting an application.

Field
Science

Closing date
No closing date


Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)

Study Visits

The Experimental Psychology Society invites applications for its study visits grants to help finance postgraduate and post doctoral research in experimental psychology. These awards pay for travel to and maintenance at another institution.

Eligibility
Researchers must be registered for a PhD or must be post doctoral scientists who received their PhD within the previous five years. The applicant's home institution must be within the UK.

Field
Life Sciences

Closing date
Usually 1 March and 1 September annually (see EPS website for deadlines)


Back to Top

Fulbright Commission

Fulbright-AstraZeneca research fellowship

The Fulbright Commission is pleased to offer an award in conjunction with AstraZeneca Plc for a post-doctoral scientist to conduct research at a leading research institute in the United States on an aspect of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Bio-informatics. The value of the award is £20,000 for a minimum of 10 months.

Eligibility
Candidates must be EU citizens normally resident in the UK. Candidates holding, or entitled to hold, American citizenship are not eligible to apply.

Field
Life Sciences

Closing date
Usually March annually (see Fulbright Commission website for next deadline)


London Mathematical Society (LMS)

Computer science small grants

Collaborative small grants are to support visits for collaborative research, either by the grantee to an institution in the UK or abroad, or by another mathematician to the home of the grantee. Up to £500 is awarded.

Eligibility
Awards are open to mathematicians working in the UK. If none of the candidates is an LMS member then the application must be supported by a member of the society.

Field
Mathematics

Closing date
Usually January, May and September annually (see LMS website for forthcoming deadlines)

The scheme to support joint research groups encourages groups of mathematicians with a common research interest, working in at least three different locations in the UK, to engage in collaborative activities.

Eligibility
Any mathematician working in the UK is eligible, but applications must be supported by a member of the society.

Field
Mathematics

Closing date
Usually September annually (see LMS website for next deadline)

Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Fellowships

Fellowship grants were introduced for members of the medical and allied scientific professions working in pathologically-related bio-medical research to enable travel to other institutions to learn new techniques of value in their research. Fellowships are available for a period of study of up to twelve months. Preference will be given to applicants wishing to learn new techniques in the fields of molecular and cell biology. A maximum sum of £5,000 will be allocated to any one person. Applications for smaller sums are welcomed.

Eligibility
Applications are welcome from non-members and members of the Society. Fellowships are restricted to individuals based in the UK or Ireland.

Field
Life Sciences

Closing date
Usually 1 April and 1 October annually (see Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland website for forthcoming deadlines)

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Rome fellowship

The Rome fellowship is a four-month fellowship at the British School at Rome, for scholars working on Grand Tour subjects or in the field of Anglo-Italian artistic and cultural relations. The scholarship includes full residential accommodation and travel to and from Rome. In addition, a stipend of £6,000 is provided for independent scholars. For scholars in full-time university employment the centre will pay an honorarium of £2,000 and £6,000 towards replacement teaching costs for a term at the fellow's home institution, if required.

Eligibility
Applicants should preferably be competent in spoken and written Italian.

Field
Arts and Humanities

Closing date
January 2011 (see Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art website for next deadline)

Back to Top

Royal Academy of Engineering

International travel grants

International travel grants are aimed at helping engineering researchers in the UK make study visits overseas. Awards last for up to two months and support: attendance at conferences and summer schools; visits to research institutions for the purpose of collaborative work or to use specialist equipment;.visits to industrial sites or areas of specialist interest. Grants are for up to 50% of approved costs which include air, train or ferry fares; conference fees; accommodation; and meals.

Eligibility
The scheme is open to postgraduate students, post doctoral researchers, lecturers involved in research and chartered engineers in UK higher education institutions and industry. Applicants must be UK citizens or UK permanent residents.

Field
Science

Closing date
None; applications should be submitted at the earliest ideally four weeks prior to the travel date

Royal Geographical Society (RGS)/Institute of British Geographers (IBG)

Thesiger-Oman international research fellowship

Two Thesiger-Oman international research fellowships of up to £8,000 each are offered for geographical research, including fieldwork, in the Middle East and other arid regions of the world. One fellowship will focus predominantly on the physical aspects of the desert environment and the other on the human dimension of arid and semiarid environments.

Eligibility
Applicants must hold a doctorate and have a proven research record beyond their PhD, with at least three years experience at postgraduate level or above. Candidates should be affiliated to a higher education institution, which can be anywhere in the world.

Field
Science

Closing date
Usually November and January annually (see RGS website for forthcoming deadlines)

Royal Society (RS)

The Royal Society has decided to merge the Conference Grants and Short Visits scheme into the new International Travel Grants scheme. Applications will be considered from scientists based in the UK wishing to visit or host a scientist from any overseas country for the following purposes:

  • Initiate or develop collaborations through 1-1 meetings to discuss research with a specialist
  • Build a sustainable global network of contacts
  • Gain access to complementary equipment, data, observations and ideas, techniques, training and materials not available at home institution/country
  • Gain research experience in institutions overseas not available at home institution/country
  • Share/exchange techniques, ideas and experiences with overseas researchers
  • Undertake research or fieldwork or visits
  • Participate (excludes organising/selection committee, chairing sessions and poster contributions) in overseas conferences, workshops and seminars which are of particular strategic importance in order to engage with scientists  (available to UK scientists only)

A maximum of £4000 is available for activities lasting up to 12 weeks (except in the case of UK applicants presenting at overseas conferences, workshops and seminars, in which case the maximum duration of award is 10 days).  

Eligibility

Applications must be drafted and submitted by a UK based scientist through an eligible institution. Scientists must have completed a PhD or have extensive experience at an equivalent level. If either scientist is a final year PhD student they may apply only if the PhD (including Viva) will have been completed before the start date of the visit. Both scientists must hold a permanent or fixed term contract in an eligible organisation. If a fixed term contract is held, it must continue at least for the duration of the project. 

Field

Science; Life Sciences

Closing date

Usually May annually (see RS website for forthcoming deadlines)


The Royal Society Joint Project programme is designed to enable international collaboration by providing a mobility grant for researchers to cover travel, subsistence and research expenses. The collaboration should be based on a single project including two teams or individuals: one based in the UK and the other based outside the UK. A relationship between both parties should already be established prior to making an application. The collaboration should involve bilateral visits between the UK and the country with which the overseas collaborator is based.

Eligibility
Joint Projects are intended for UK and overseas scientists of proven research ability. The Project Leaders must be of at least postdoctoral status or equivalent.UK collaborators should be resident within the UK. The UK applicant must hold a permanent or fixed term contract in an eligible organisation which, if it is the latter, continues at least for the duration of the project.

Field
Science; Life Sciences

Closing date
Usually July (see RS website for forthcoming deadlines)

Back to Top

Things to do now

See other funding opportunities:

Contact us

Research and Enterprise Development

Anne-Marie van Dodeweerd

 

Page navigation

 

Search Form

A-Z lists