Early Career Conference Grants


Early Career Conference Grants support early career academics – without previous international experience to participate in an international conference held in any country other than their country of employment.

30 grants are available in 2019


  • Applicants must be employed in an academic (research and/or teaching) role by an ACU member institution.
  • Applications are open to university staff who are less than 10 years from the start of their employment in an academic role. Academic staff who have recently returned to work after a career break can also be considered: applicants should make this clear in their application.
  • Applicants must not have previously worked at or attended an academic conference outside their home region.
  • Previous recipients of Early Career Conference Grants are not eligible to apply again.

Conference participation

The conference to be attended must be a recognised academic conference in a field relevant to the applicant's area of expertise in a country other than the applicant's country of employment. Applicants must give full details of their chosen conference at the time of application.

Proof of a paper submission/acceptance must be attached to the application form.

Travel dates

The grant must be used to participate in a conference between 1 June 2019 and 31 December 2019.

Applications to attend conferences outside these dates will not be successful.

Amount of grant

The maximum amount of each grant is GBP £2,000. Grants can be used to cover travel and visa costs, conference fees, accommodation and subsistence.

To apply, please click here

Deadline for online applications is 31 March 2019

For more information please visit: https://www.acu.ac.uk/scholarships/early-career-conference-grants/