Financial support

Our grant schemes for members provide funding for initiatives which further the understanding and use of economics both within and beyond academia.

Special projects grant

Members can apply for up to £5,000 for one off activities that further the understanding and use of economics. 

What can I apply for?

Funded examples include seminars, workshops and mini-conferences, research events and other activities that support teaching and learning in economics.  It does not include financial support for research projects.

How much can I apply for?

Members of the Society can apply for up to £5,000.  It must be an activity taking place within 12 months of application. Applications are considered three times a year – January, May and September. 

What’s required?

Applicants must be members of the Society and proposed activity must not have been supported in the last three years.  Applicants should include an outline of the activity and how it meets the scheme’s objectives (including evidence of co-funding where relevant).

Successful applicants must promote the Society’s involvement and submit a post event report and set of accounts.

Special project grant scheme application

Download the form for the special project grant scheme and complete it. Please include evidence of co-funding, an outline of the activity and a business plan.

Download the form

Conference grant

Members can apply for up to £500 to support those who are presenting an economic paper at a conference or are acting as the main speaker.

What can I apply for?

Funding is made available to support members’ attendance at a conference to present an economic paper or to act as the main speaker. 

How much can I apply for?

Members of the Society can apply for up to £500.  It must be an activity taking place within 12 months of application. Applications are considered three times a year – January, May and September.

Preference will be given to those who are new entrants to the profession, will be attending high-impact international conferences and to those who cannot be funded through other sources. 

What’s required?

Applicants must be members of the Society and not have applied in the last three years.  Applicants must include a statement of support from their head of department. 

Successful applicants must submit a brief summary of the impact of the funding and receipts detailing the expenditure.

Conference grant application

To apply for the conference grant please download an application form and include a statement of support from your head of department.

Download the form

Small academic expenses grant

Members can apply for up to £600 for small grants to support independent economic research. 

What can I apply for?

Funded examples include travel expenses, software or expenses for an invited speaker at an economic conference organised at the applicant’s institution. 

How much can I apply for?

Members of the Society can apply for up to £600.  It must be an activity taking place within 12 months of application. Applications are considered three times a year – January, May and September.

Preference will be given to initiatives that benefit new entrants to the profession and that cannot ordinarily be funded from other sources.  Only projects and conferences in economics will be considered.

What’s required?

Applicants must be members of the Society and not have applied in the last three years.  Applicants must include a statement of support from their head of department. 

Successful applicants must submit a brief summary of the impact of the funding and receipts detailing the expenditure.

Small academic expenses application

To apply for the small academic expenses scheme please download an application form and include a statement of support from your head of department.

Download the form

Discover Economics

Economic departments can apply for a share of £10,000 to support outreach projects for school students.

What can I apply for?

This funding is designed to encourage school students to have an interest in economics.  University departments can apply for funding to support outreach projects that combine talks, interactive games and networking/ career opportunities. Download the examples of other projects.

How much can I apply for?

A total of £10,000 is made available for university departments to bid for by submitting an application form. It must be an activity taking place within 12 months of application.

What's required?

Applications were considered on an annual basis and the details advertised on the RES website.  Preference will be given to events aimed at increasing diversity in undergraduate economics students. 

 

Discover Economics scheme

The 2018 scheme is now closed but please see examples of Discover Economics in action.

Discover Economics