The Conference Support Award Scheme was introduced as part of our Athena Swan action plan and provides a contribution of up to £200 to cover extra care costs that an individual will incur in order to attend an essential conference/workshop/training event. An “essential” event is one that is considered as essential to the effective performance of an individual’s role. Provided it is clear that the event is integral to the individuals employment, and the costs incurred are additional to normal costs, the payment will not be subject to tax and national insurance.
Applications can be made using this form and will be processed at Departmental level (and so the form should be submitted to the individual’s line manager) and funded from Departmental budgets.
Individuals may apply for funding for two separate events in any given academic year.