Conference Grant

Members can apply for up to £500 to support those who are presenting an economics-related paper at a research and/or teaching-related conference. This can contribute to conference fees, travel expenses and/or accommodation expenses.

What conference grant 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. Applications are welcomed for presenting at teaching-focused as well as research conferences. Awards will be limited to PhD students and early career economists (the latter including recently completed PhD students who may not be employed as economists).

Full details of the funding criteria can be found on the application form. 

How much can I apply for under the Conference Grant Fund?

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. The closing dates for submissions are traditionally 31 January, 31 May and 30 September.

Eligible expenditure includes conference fees, travel expenses and/or accommodation expenses. Only travel and accommodation within the RES Expenses Policy will be reimbursed as eligible expenses. 

What’s required under the Conference Grant fund?

Applicants must be members of the Society and should establish the need for the RES to provide funds. Preference will be given to those who will be attending high-impact international conferences and to those who cannot be funded through other sources.  

The applicant must be a current Postgraduate Research (PGR) student or an Early Career (EC) Economist within five years of completing their most recent degree in economics (after taking account of any periods of maternity/paternity/sickness leave). Applicants must include a statement of support from their supervisor (postgraduate research students only). 

The applicant must not have been previously awarded an RES conference grant, unless they are now an EC economist and previously had a grant as a PGR student. 

Successful applicants must submit a report and receipts for all expenditures claimed no later than 30 days after the end of the conference.

Full details of all the criteria can be found on the application form. 


Conference Grant Applications Form 2022
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