The Faculty of Science and Engineering has received funding from EPSRC for the enhancement of doctoral training for students who are working in areas of relevance to the Industrial Strategy and whose funding is drawn from an existing EPSRC training grant or are incorporated in an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training.
In order to provide additional training opportunities that develop skills relevant to the Industrial Strategy, the Faculty has agreed to use some of this funding for a conference travel fund. This will be used to support Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) to maximise the impact of their research and to help their career development by attending national or international research conferences.
This fund, known as the EPSRC NPIF Conference Travel Fund, enables PhD researchers in their second year or later to apply for support to attend a conference where they have been accepted to present a talk or a poster. You must be presenting or the Fund cannot support you.
Who can apply?
Applicants must currently receive an EPSRC studentship – either DTP, CDT or iCASE – and be working in areas of relevance to the Industrial Strategy. Students who receive any other source of funding are ineligible to apply.
Applicants must be currently registered for a doctoral degree at The University of Manchester and have been registered for at least one year, as defined by the University’s regulations. The fund may not be used by students in their first year of study, nor those in submission pending.
The aim of this fund is to assist PGRs within the period of their doctoral programme in attending national or international conferences where they have been accepted to present their research as either a talk or a poster. The conference must relate to the Industrial Strategy and applicants will be asked to explain this on the application form.
The Fund can assist with the costs of travel, conference registration fees and accommodation expenses (not subsistence), and are intended to supplement the applicant’s own contribution or funds from other sources.
Maximum funds available are £250 for UK conferences and £500 for EU/international conferences.
At the time of attending the conference, students must have been registered for a doctoral degree at the University of Manchester for at least one year as defined by the University’s regulations.
Preference will be given to those who are giving a talk (as opposed to a poster).
The funds should be acknowledged as 'EPSRC NPIF Conference Travel Funds'.
Decisions will be made at the FSE Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Office meetings up until the Fund is fully allocated. Apply early as funds may be fully allocated before August.
Deadline for submissions
Applications may be submitted at any time, but funding must have been spent by 31 August 2019. Students are encouraged to apply early as funds may be fully allocated before August.
If you have queries regarding eligibility or other aspects of application, contact the Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Office.