Applicants for conference grants must normally demonstrate to the Linacre House Trust that they are presenting their research in the form of a paper, poster, or oral presentation. The maximum funding for conference attendance is about £120 for UK conferences and £300 for overseas conferences. In normal circumstances the maximum that a student can expect to receive in conference funding is £120 for Master's students and £300 for DPhil students over their student career; students applying for a major grant towards conference attendance in their first or second year of research should be aware that they will be unlikely to receive further grants of the same magnitude. Students are encouraged to apply once they have submitted their abstracts for conference participation; the Trust will make a decision conditional on receiving official confirmation that the paper/poster/presentation has been accepted. Retrospective applications cannot be accepted. Candidates applying close to the date of a conference should ask for their application to be considered by Chair’s action. See the College Funding page for an application form.
The Committee does not normally fund:
- Fieldwork connected with doctoral research;
- Summer courses;
- Study trips organised as part of taught courses;
- Fieldwork for MPhil and MSc dissertations, or
- Visits to research facilities at other universities.