Many organisations offer tailored funding for specific events and opportunities.

We subscribe to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, which lists grants, trusts and charities that could help fund travel to a conference or other part of your research.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding (PIN 2089)

Your department may also offer funding opportunities or advise you on sources of funding for your area of interest.

YGRS Conference Fund

Self-funded PhD students can apply for funding to attend research training events when other funding options have been exhausted. The YGRS Conference Fund has two deadlines throughout the year in May and December.

The closing date for the next round of funding is midnight on 1 September 2022

Apply for funding by completing the form below and gaining your supervisor's approval. Supervisors should send the completed form to

Assistance funding
If you find yourself in financial difficulties, take a look at our general assistance funding for students.