Conference Grant Scheme

The Society's Conference Grant Fund is available to members who are presenting an economics paper, or acting as a principal discussant at a conference; support of up to £500 is available. Awards are made at least three times a year. The closing dates for applications are 31 January, 31 May, and 30 September each year in respect of conferences which take place in the ensuing four months, e.g.

31 January (for conferences in February, March, April, May)
31 May (for conferences in June, July, August, September)
30 September (for conferences October, November, December, January)

The closing dates are strict. If applicants have not yet received confirmation that their paper has been accepted for a conference, they should still apply by the appropriate closing date. Any award made will be conditional on confirmation of their participation at the conference.

Please note that the awards under the conference grant scheme are highly competitive, and selection will be based on the following criteria. These criteria should be addressed by the Head of Department in his/her supporting statement on the application form.

  • Preference will be given to applicants who are new entrants to the profession.
  • Preference will be given for attendance at high-impact international conferences.
  • Preference will be given to applicants whose attendance cannot ordinarily be funded from other sources, such as existing research grants.

Please note that no awards will be made to any applicant who has received RES financial assistance in the 3 previous years.

Further particulars may be obtained from Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ.


Submit application online


Mrs Marion McLaughlin
Principal's Office
Main Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ

Tel: +44 0141 330 4250+44 0141 330 4250


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