For emerging academics, taking part in conferences can have a profound impact on their teaching and research. These events are a chance to share research, learn about the latest developments in an area of work, and build valuable professional networks. Researchers find themselves better informed and better connected with new knowledge that can be shared and multiplied among colleagues and students.
Early Career Conference Grants help to ensure that more emerging researchers – and the universities that employ them – can benefit from these valuable opportunities.
This year's grants are being offered for both virtual (online) and in-person conferences.
There are 25-40 grants available. The final number awarded will depend on the number of applications for each format (virtual/in-person).
|Application opens:||Application closes:|
|Tuesday 4 October
|Monday 28 November
2022, 23:59 UTC
For virtual conferences, the grants cover:
For in-person conferences, grants are a maximum of GBP 2,000 to cover:
Applicants must identify a specific conference before applying for the grant.
The conference must take place between 1 April and 30 September 2023. High quality conferences organised by universities or academic bodies of good standing will be prioritised for selection.
Before applying, applicants must research any border restrictions and COVID-19 vaccine/testing requirements of the country where the conference is being hosted to confirm that they would be able to travel to their chosen conference without being required to quarantine, if successful.
As part of the application form, applicants must:
Successful applicants will be required to submit a report on the use of their grant by 31 October 2023.
To apply for a grant, you will need a MyACU account. If you already have an account, you can start your application right away.
If you do not have a MyACU account, please register. You'll then need to follow the login instructions in the registration email before starting your application.
Application deadline: Monday 28 November
2022, 23:59 UTC
Please email us if you require any information not provided here.Start your application