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Travel and Small Grants

Information about selected travel and small grants available to research staff is provided here.  An indication of approximate closing dates for the schemes is given, but accurate closing dates and further information about the schemes can be found by following the links to the funders' website provided below.  Applicants may also carry out their own customised searches for additional funding opportunities using the online database, Research Professional, which is available to all staff and students at the University of Reading.  Research Professional can be accessed from any University computer (which requires no password) or via a personal account sign in. 


Biochemical Society

General Travel Grants

http://www.biochemistry.org/Grants/GeneralTravelGrants/FurtherInformation/tabid/310/Default.aspx

These are designed to help members of at least one year's standing to attend scientific meetings.  Most grants are between £200 and £500, however up to £750 may be available in exceptional cases.  

Closing date
Deadlines throughout the year; see website for details of next round.


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Company of Biologists (CoB)

Travelling Fellowships

http://jeb.biologists.org/site/misc/fellowships.xhtml

The Company of Biologists' journal - Development, Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM), Journal of Cell Science and The Journal of Experimental Biology - offer travelling fellowships of up to £2,500 or currency equivalent to graduate students and post doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. These are designed to offset the cost of travel and other expenses.  Applicants should be working in the field of the journal to which they apply and intend to visit another laboratory. 

Closing date
Usually three deadlines per year - see  website for details of next round.


Council for British Research in the Levant

Travel Grants

http://www.cbrl.org.uk/funding-jobs/travel-grants.aspx

Travel grants cover costs of travel and subsistence for students, academics and researchers undertaking reconnaissance tours or smaller research projects in the countries of the Levant.  Number of grants varies, offered annually; value up to £800. 

Closing date
Usually January; see website for details of next round.


Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

http://www.dajf.org.uk/grants-awards-prizes/daiwa-foundation-small-grants


The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation invite applications for its small grants ranging from £2,000 to £7,000. These are  available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries.  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.

Closing date
Usually March and September annually; see website for details of next round.


Douglas Bomford Trust

Projects over £1,500

http://www.dbt.org.uk/home

The Douglas Bomford Trust invites applications for funding projects over £1,500.  The objective of the fund is to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, competence and capability in the application of engineering and physical science to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and allied land based and biological activities for the sustainable benefit of the environment and mankind.  Funding can be requested for: education, training, research and knowledge transfer; innovation and the application of science and technology with respect to the design, development, evaluation and construction of machines, systems and techniques; travel to acquire or disseminate knowledge; the development and maintenance of professional competencies; or the development or acquisition of new skills, techniques and capabilities. 

Closing date
Usually March and October; see website for details of next round. 


Experimental Psychology Society

Grant for Study Visits

http://www.eps.ac.uk/index.php/study-visit-grants

These support postgraduate and postdoctoral research in experimental psychology.  Awards will pay for travel to, and accommodation at, another institution outside an individual's academic base.  The visit may involve learning about experimental procedures employed in the host laboratory, or designing and running studies that cannot already be carried out in the applicant's home department.  Applicants must be registered for a PhD, or be postdoctoral workers who received their PhD within the previous five years.  Applicants may be of any nationality.  The researcher's home institution or the institution to be visited must be in the UK.  Grants are worth up to £2,000 each. 

Closing date
Usually March, June, September and December; see website for details of next round. 


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London Mathematical Society (LMS)

Conference Grants

http://www.lms.ac.uk/content/conference-grants-scheme-1

The London Mathematical Society invites applications for its conference grants.  These support organisers of mathematical meetings or the mathematical component of wider meetings, excluding mathematics education, to be held in the UK.  Mathematicians based in the UK are eligible to apply; applications from non LMS members should be supported by an LMS member.  Applications should be made by one of the organisers of the conference.  Grant of up to £7,000 will be made towards expenses for principal speakers, research students and eligible participants. 

Closing date
Usually January, May and September; see website for details of next round.  


Computer Science Small Grants

http://www.lms.ac.uk/content/computer-science-small-grants-scheme-7

The London Mathematical Society invites applications for its computer science small grants.  The scheme supports a visit for collaborative research at the interface of mathematics and computer science, either by the grant holder to another institution within the UK or abroad, or by a named computer scientist or mathematician from within the UK or abroad to the home base of the grant holder.  The applicant should be a mathematician based in the UK.  Applicants who are not members of the society will need an LMSA member to support the application.  The maximum sum available is £500.


Closing date
Usually April and November; see website for details of next round.

Modern Humanities Research Association

Conference Grants

http://www.mhra.org.uk/Funding/

This scheme supports conferences or colloquia in the field of medieval and modern European languages and literatures held in the UK or the RoI.  The scheme is open to organisers of conferences to provide assistance with organisation and travel and subsistence cost of certain participants, including postgraduate students.  Up to £1,500 per grant is available and a total of ten awards will be awarded per year.

Closing date

Usually January and June; see website for details of next round.

 

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/11/


The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art invites applications for its research support grants.  These support travel, subsistence and other research costs for scholars already engaged in research involving the study of British art or architectural history.  Grants may be used to visit collections, libraries, archives or historic sites.  

Closing date
Usually September; see website for details of next round.

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Royal Economic Society 

Support for Small Academic Expenses

http://www.res.org.uk/view/SupportForSmallAcademicExpenses.html

The Royal Economic Society invites applications for its support for small academic expenses scheme.  This scheme support members of the society who require small sums for unexpected expenditures, such as travel expenses in connection with independent research work; the purchase of a piece of software; or expenses for a speaker at a conference being organised by the applicant's university or institute.  Preference will be given to initiatives: which are for the benefit of new entrants to the profession; or which cannot ordinarily be funded from other sources, such as existing research grants.  Grants of up to £600 each are available under this scheme.

Closing Date

Usually January, May and September; see website for details of next round.

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

Small Research Grants

http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Grants/Research/Small+Research+Grants.htm

The RGS-IBG offers several awards of up to £3,000 to individuals for original desk and/or field based research in any area of geography.  Preference will be given to early careers researchers.
Closing date
Usually January; see website for details of next round. 

Royal Society (RS)

International Exchanges Scheme

http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/international-exchanges/

This scheme offers a flexible platform for UK based scientists to interact with the best scientists around the world.  Funds contribute towards travel, subsistence and research expenses, and can be requested for either a one-off short visit in order to explore opportunities for building lasting networks or for bilateral visits to strengthen emerging collaborations.  Applicants may request: up to £3,000 for one-off travel lasting up to three months; up to £6,000 for multiple visits to be completed within one year, including a maximum of £1,000 for research expenses; or up to £12,000 for multiple visits to be completed within two years, including a maximum of £2,000 for research expenses. 

Closing date

Usually June and October; see website for details of next round.


Research Grants

http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/research-grants/

This scheme is for scientists in the UK who are at an early stage in their careers and want to purchase specialised equipment and consumables, or for academics to research the history of science.  The scheme provides 'seed corn' funding of up to £15,000 for new projects of timeliness and promise.  The objective of the scheme is to increase the availability of specialised equipment and essential consumable materials, and to support essential field research.  The scheme also provides support for research in the history of science or to assist with publication of scholarly works in the history of science.

Closing Date

Usually May and November; see website for details of next round.


Royal Society of Chemistry

Education Division Travel Grants

http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Funding/TravelGrants/EdDivTravelGrants.asp

Travel grants are available to enable members of the society to attend conferences and events primarily concerned with the dissemination of good practice in learning and teaching in the chemical sciences.  Applications are especially welcome from those in the early stages of their career in the area of chemical education.  Applications from postgraduate students cannot be considered.  The maximum award per applicant is £300.

Closing date
Usually February, May August and November; see website for details of next round. 


Travel grants for stop-overs in Commonwealth countries

http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Funding/TravelGrants/Stop-oversCommonwealth.asp

The Corday-Morgan Memorial Fund exists to assist members of any established Chemical Society/Institute in the Commonwealth to visit chemical establishments in another Commonwealth country, as a stop-over or diversion en route to a final destination.  The maximum award per applicant is £500.

Closing date

Usually January, April, July and October; see website for details of next round.


Travel grants for stop-overs in developing countries

http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Funding/TravelGrants/Stop-oversDeveloping.asp

The Royal Society of Chemistry invites applications for its travel grants for stop-overs in developing countries.  Awards are available to enable members of the society to visit chemical establishments in developing countries, as a stop-over or diversion en route to their final destination.  Applications from postgraduate students cannot be considered.  Please see the sponsor's website for a list of eligible countries to visit.  The maximum award per applicant is £500.

Closing date

Usually January, April, July and October; see website for details of next round.


Society for Experimental Biology 

Travel grants 

 http://www.sebiology.org/membership/CoB_grants.html

The Society for Experimental Biology invites applications for its travel grants.  These support biologists who wish to attend a conference or gain research experience in the UK or abroad.  The scheme is open to members of the society.  Applicants must be postgraduates or junior postdoctoral researchers.  Grant are worth up to £250 for travel in the home country, and up to £500 overseas.

Closing date

Usually March, June, September and December; see website for details of next round.


Society for Italian Studies

Research collaboration fund

http://italianstudies.org.uk/current-research/

The Society for Italian Studies invites applications for its research collaboration fund.  The fund aims to promote and support collaboration between researchers in Italian studies different institutions, predominately in the UK and RoI, and to support collaboration between Italianists and researchers from other disciplines and with international researchers, where appropriate.  The fund provides pump riming funding, aimed at facilitating detailed discussion and formulation of a potentially major project at its earliest stages, and resulting normally in the preparation of an application with a research council or foundation for a substantial award.  Applicants must be members of the society.

Closing date

Usually June and December; see website for details of next round.


 

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