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Conference and Travel Funding

 

CRASSH

Conference Support

This scheme offers financial assistance of up to £2,000 and in addition administrative support in kind worth up to £2,000. 

For further information, please see the following link: CRASSH Conference Support .

Economic History Society

Initiatives and Conference Fund

The Economic History Society invites applications under its initiatives and conference fund. This fund is designed to promote meetings in economic and social history. In particular, activities which might encourage wider participation in the society, innovative research proposals, or work that would lead to publication in leading journals are encouraged.

Maximum of £2000 is available to cover associated conference costs.

Applicants must be at a UK institution.

For further information see the website.

Faculty of History

George Macaulay Trevelyan Fund

This fund is based within the Faculty of History and can be applied to for conference and workshop support. The Fund only supports travel, accommodation and subsistence costs for external speakers, and grants will not normally exceed £1,500. The event must be on a historical subject. Preference will be given to events led by a member of the Faculty of History. To apply please complete the application form below and also provide a detailed statement of the aims and objectives of the event, a draft programme and a full budget showing all known expenditure and all  predicted income including delegates' fees.

Please ensure you name any speakers you are requesting funding for and give precise costs, not rough estimates.

The Fund Managers generally expect conferences to raise some income by charging registration fees.

These documents should all be e-mailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk . Applications received by the mid term division will be considered the same term. Applications cannot be considered outside of the managers' meetings so please apply well in advance of your event (at least two terms).

The accounts office can help with managing the financial side of your event and can also arrange for online booking for conference registration, accommodation and other related costs. Please contact the Chief Accounts Clerk on trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk for information.

Trevelyan Application Form

Deadlines for academic year 2016-17:

Term Deadlines for applications
Michaelmas term 09 November 2016 
Lent term 13 February 2017
Easter term 14 May 2017

 

Conference and Travelling Expenses Fund

This fund provides grants towards the cost of travelling and other expenses incurred by University officers in attending conferences or in travel for study or research connected with their University duties.  University and College Teaching Officers (UTO's and CTO's) are eligible to apply however this does not include early career UTO's or retired members of staff.  No grant awarded shall exceed £500.

No more than one application per member of staff should be submitted in any year. Applications should not be submitted retrospectively.

The deadlines for applications are 3rd October 2016, 2nd December 2016, 17th March 2017 and 16th June 2017.

Application Form

The completed application form should be e-mailed to the Faculty of History Chief Accounts Clerk at

Royal Historical Society

Funding for Conference Organisation Grants

The Royal Historical Society grant is available to conference organisers to help fund small, specialised historical conferences in the UK which involve a substantial number of junior researchers.

Grants are generally worth £200 and may be used to subsidise registration and travel costs for junior researchers.

Applicants must be at a UK institution.

For further information, please see the website.

Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Funding for travel grants

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports travel grants that are directly related to a project in the humanities, social science or biomedical fields.

Deadlines for submission:
Applications for travel grants may be submitted at any time. Normally a decision can be reached in eight weeks.


General conditions:

An application can be filed in the following areas of support:

Applications can generally only be accepted if they come from universities or non-profit research institutions. Applicants must have generally already received a doctoral degree. General educational travel, excursions or lecture or congress-related travel are not supported.
Suggested outline for the application:
  • Name of applicant
  • Research topic
  • Research institution / place where research is to be carried out (if relevant, include copy of invitation)
  • Detailed description: topic, present state of research, preparatory work done, plan of procedure, theories, methods, time schedule (around 5 to 10 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae and list of the applicant's publications
  • Bibliography on the topic
  • Itemized budget: 
    In addition to reasonable travel costs, a daily fixed sum will be paid, the amount of which will be decided by the foundation. The currently applicable daily or monthly rates for defraying costs of overnight stay and meals for the respective country of travel can be viewed here.
  • Declaration that no application of this or a similar kind is at present under consideration elsewhere, nor has any such application been submitted to any other organization (if an application(s) has indeed been filed, the foundation may request additional information on such).
  • Date and signature

Only a single set of applications should be sent (unstapled and unbound) by postal service. Applications may be submitted in German or in English.

Further information: for more detailed information please see the website of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Conference Funding

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics.

Deadlines for submission:

Applications for support of a scholarly event can be submitted to the foundation by

  • February 29th
  • May 31st
  • August 31st
  • November 30th

of each year. The date on the postal stamp applies. Normally a decision is made eight to ten weeks after each of these dates. It is generally not possible to receive support for a conference that has already been staged.

General conditions:
Applications can generally only be accepted if they come from a university or a non-profit research institution. Applicants must have a doctoral degree. 
The number of speakers should not exceed 30. Congresses or larger conferences or sections within the framework of symposiums, annual conferences, etc., or purely doctoral workshops or summer schools cannot be supported. 
Financial resources can be applied for to cover:
  • travel expenses (rail travel 2nd class, air travel economy class), broken down according to speakers,
  • costs of accommodation and
  • meal costs for active participants/speakers and
  • to a limited extent, generally up to € 500, resources to defray incidental conference costs (printing of flyers and posters, conference support by student helpers or assistants, etc.).

The foundation generally does not provide subsidies for any fees (for example, for speakers).

Suggested outline for the application:

  • Name of applicant with complete contact data (address of the institution, telephone, e-mail)
  • Topic
  • Date and venue of the event
  • Detailed account of the scholarly goals (around 5 pages)
  • List of the speakers with (tentative) lecture topics
    • A distinction should be made between speakers who have been "invited" and those who have "accepted" the invitation.
    • The precondition for the experts' assessment of the application is that at least two-thirds of the speakers have accepted the invitation. (This also applies to conferences whose field of participants is compiled through a call for papers.)
  • Program and time schedule
  • Budget:
    • Itemization of the resources applied for with the foundation according to types of costs. Generally only resources for active participants/speakers can be applied for.
    • If applicable, the applicant’s own resources or resources through third parties
  • Declaration that no application of this or a similar kind is at present under consideration elsewhere, nor has any such application been submitted to any other organization (if an application(s) has indeed been filed, the Foundation may request additional information on such).
  • Date and signature of all applicants

Only a single set of applications should be sent (unstapled and unbound) by postal service. Applications may be submitted in German or in English.

Further information: for more detailed information please see the website of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Travel Insurance

The University provides free travel insurance for employees and registered post-graduate students of the University of Cambridge and its subsidiary companies whilst travelling abroad on University of Cambridge business. Cover is also provided for graduate students registered with the University of Cambridge and for undergraduates of the University of Cambridge and official volunteer workers travelling on supervised departmental fieldtrips outside the UK. This insurance must be applied for before travelling.

Full details are available in the Insurance Section of the main University website

University Funds

There are two funds within the University that academic staff can apply for to cover travel and conference costs.

The Grupo Santander funds for attending conferences or undertaking travel for study or research connected with their University duties. It is limited to travel or exchange in the 11 countries and the institutions within the Grupo Santander Network, namely Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain and Portugal.

The Foreign Travel Fund for resident members of the Senate aged at least 50 years who wish to travel abroad, with a view of extending their knowledge in any branch of learning with which their teaching or research is concerned.

Further details of The Grupo Santander Fund and Foreign Travel Fund, including applications forms and deadlines, are available here on the main University website.

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