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Funding

Funding for student-led conferences

The Research Student Skills Programme (RSSP) can provide funding for postgraduate research students wishing to organise a conference, seminar or meeting around your research area.

The application process for 2017-18 is now open and will close no later than 31 May 2018 (or once all available funding has been allocated). April 2018 Funding is now closed.

Any bursaries granted will be transferred to your department and must be spent by 31 July 2018 (unless you are advised otherwise by your department).

Please note: this funding is NOT a travel grant to aid you in attending national or international conferences.

How to apply

You will need to apply for the funding to the RSSP providing details of the scope and impact of the activity/event and what skills you and your colleagues envisage developing during the organisational and presentation process.

  • Complete the application form  and return it to RSSP, Student Careers & Skills, University House, or email it to the RSSP (pgresearchskills at warwick dot ac dot uk).
  • Your application must be approved and signed by your Head of Department. Funding is limited to a maximum of £300 per academic department per year.
  • Please ensure that it is completed thoroughly otherwise your application may not be accepted.
  • You will be notified as to the progress of your application within 4 weeks of submitting it.
2013 History PG Conference team

We found the experience of organising this event very rewarding. It helped increase our awareness of less familiar aspects of academic events, including the difficulties one may encounter when setting up a conference programme.