Travel Grant for PhD Students

Students registered for a PhD, MD or MPhil are eligible to apply to the Faculty for a travel grant to support, for example, attendance of a conference or a laboratory visit.

Students are eligible to apply at any stage but each student will only be awarded funding once during the course of their studies (Students should discuss when to apply with their supervisors). A normal maximum of £800 will apply, though in exceptional circumstances up to £1000 is available. Applications will be judged on a competitive basis. Factors such as student progress, contribution to the meeting (e.g. poster or oral presentation),attempts to secure alternative competitive funding, training records and quality of the application will all be considered.

Though oversubscribed the funds will be used to support as many researchers to travel as possible. Researchers who make applications for external funding, through Learned Societies or industrial sponsorship will be prioritised in recognition of their efforts. If some support is available internally this will be viewed favourably, recognisng that the researcher is not entirely relient on the travel grant.

Travel Grants will be awarded preferentially to research students who have demonstrated a professional attitude to trainnig and development, the normal expectation is students will have attended at least 70% of the Research Student Development Programme sessions they have booked.

Please apply using this electronic form ***Research Student Travel Grant Form*** Paper applications from 1st August 2016 will not be accepted.

Applications will be considered on a monthly basis and should be returned to the Graduate School Office by the first day of each month. A monthly limit will be applied and some applications may be carried forward to the following month applying early is encouraged.

Following notification of an award, the Fund will provide money up to a stated amount and only after expenditure. It is important that all receipts are collected in order that a claim can be processed.

Please ensure that all costings are provided in pounds sterling.

Successful applicants will be required to provide a brief report (~500 words) on the outcomes of their award.

Recent Travel Grant Reports can be found here

Research Staff are eligible for a Travel Grant of £200 per year to apply

Please complete the form at ***Research Staff Travel Grant Form***

The cost of cancelled trips will not be covered by the travel fund and journeys should be covered by adequate insurance. Any visa issues would not be covered by standard insurance so you may wish to cover against the risk of not receiving the appropriate visa with http://www.travelinsurancereview.net/coverages/cancel-for-any-reason/ . Insurance costs can be included in an application and may be covered.

NUIA Student Travel Bursaries

Students registered for a PhD (or under some circumstances, an MD) are eligible to apply to the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing for a travel grant to support attendance at a conference or to visit another lab. The conference/work must be related to Ageing and you must be registered on the NUIA student mailing list.

Students may make only one application during their period of postgraduate research study. Applications for up to £500.00 will be considered. This may be for partial costs if other funding has already been secured, i.e. from a Faculty Travel Grant scheme or other sources.

Following notification of an award, the Fund will provide money up to a stated amount. If the conference/meeting is to take place after 31 July 2017, the funds will be transferred to your student account for use at a later date. It is important that all receipts are collected in order that a claim can be processed.

Please ensure that all costings are provided in pounds sterling.

Successful applicants will be required to provide a brief report (~500 words) on the outcomes of their award.

Any questions about the funding can be sent to ageing@ncl.ac.uk.