Funding calls for networking, meetings and events

Research and Innovation Development Office

Category: Research

13 August 2018

As the summer is here and hopefully most of us are up for some travelling and chatting with new people from new places, I got inspired to seek out grants that could enable our researchers to attend or host workshops, meetings or conferences.

Here you can find grant opportunities with application deadlines from late September to November 2018.

  • The Royal Society opened a scientific meeting programme in early July calling UK-based researchers in any field in their remit. This offers an opportunity to organise discussion meetings or an international two-day conference called the Theo Murphy meeting.
  • The Regional Studies Association announced its Research Network Grant scheme with a deadline of 30 September 2018. The funding is worth up to £10,000 and would support networking meetings on an issue that relates to the Association’s interests and goals.
  • The British Pharmacological Society has also opened its doors, offering meeting and events grants. Up to £2,500 is available to members of the society. The grant will support independent meetings, events and symposia. The deadline for submitting an application is 30 September 2018.
  • The Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness's symposium or workshop support grants offer a maximum of £2,500 support for a one-day event, or up to £3,000 for events that are two or more days. The grant could contribute to organising international or comparative workshops or symposia that promote discussion on interdisciplinary themes of wide public relevance.
  • And finally, the international development fund of the Microbiology Society supports microbiologists in countries with low-income or lower-middle income economies. The grant may support travel and accommodation for visits to laboratories, where the purpose of the visit must be to deliver short lecture courses and laboratory training. The grant could also support the purchase of consumables or small pieces of equipment, which are essential for the training courses. Definitely worth checking this!

All of these grant opportunities were found on Research Professional. We encourage all of our readers to have a look at this site: with the advanced research option you can find many interesting opportunities which may support your projects.

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