For the ninth consecutive year, the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK/CERU) is pleased to announce the SRUK Travel Grants 2022. These grants are open to Regular Members only and are aimed at supporting the total or partial costs of travel, registration fees and/or accommodation of our regular members from all fields of knowledge to an international research conference or meeting worldwide to present their research. Eligible events must take place between 1st May 2022 and 30th April 2023.
Funding is limited and awards will be awarded on a competitive basis, based on merit and the expected impact of the meeting on the applicant’s professional development and career. All applications will be peer-reviewed by our Evaluations Committee.
- Ten grants of £400 are available.
- Applications should be for international research conferences/meetings in any country.
- Conferences must be held between the 1st of May 2022 and the 30th of April 2023.
- Applicants may use the award to attract additional funding but SRUK/CERU will still expect appropriate recognition.
- All applicants are required to be SRUK/CERU regular members. Non-members can apply only after submitting their membership registration form, provided their annual membership fee has been paid for at the time of application. Find out about our different membership grades and register here.
- Applicants will only be considered if they do not hold a permanent position (traditionally undergraduate, MSc and PhD students, and Postdoctoral Researchers). Due to the limited nature of the funding and the objective to promote the career of early career researchers, researchers with a permanent position will not be considered.
- Neither members of the SRUK/CERU Evaluations Committee nor the Board of Directors of SRUK/CERU (President, Vice-president, Roving Director, Treasurer, and Secretary) are eligible to apply.
- Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Quality of the applicant (CV and lay abstract, evaluated up to a maximum of 25 points each); the evaluation will take the researcher’s experience and career stage into consideration.
- The relevance and impact of the meeting for the applicant (up to a maximum of 50 points), number of attendees, plans for the establishment of a possible future collaboration, relation of the meeting with the applicant’s field of research, and timeliness in relation to the career development of the applicant.
- Priority will be given to those not awarded in the previous year.
- The number of travel grants awarded to each scientific area will be proportional to the demand.
- The availability of additional funding should be specified in the application, but it will not be used as an evaluation criteria.
- Recipients will be personally responsible for all the arrangements and expenditures including registration, travel, insurance, accommodation and personal commitments.
- Recipients must acknowledge SRUK/CERU Travel Grants as a main source of funding in their oral/poster communication at the meeting (SRUK/CERU official logo will be sent to awardees by email).
- Within four weeks of the end of the activity, recipients will be expected to submit either a report (500 words maximum) or a short video (no more than 2 minutes answering no more than five questions), in lay English, outlining the impact of the activity and outcome of the grant to their professional development. SRUK/CERU reserves the right to publish or use these materials for promotional purposes.
- Recipients may also be invited to participate in scientific outreach activities organised by SRUK/CERU, such as ‘Science in the Pub’, ‘Pint of Knowledge’ or entries in the SRUK/CERU blog.
Members are required to log on to the SRUK/CERU Member’s Zone and complete all the relevant fields. The application must include:
- Lay abstract (i.e. brief summary written for members of the public, rather than researchers or professionals in the field) about your area of research and the work you may be presenting in the conference (250 words maximum)
- Full CV with education and research experience, including your ORCID and/or ResearcherID profile (maximum 2 pages).
- Statement including details of the activity:
- Details of the conference:
- Date and duration.
- Website (if the website is not available by the time of the application, at least a public announcement of the conference must be provided or the application will not be considered).
- Number of attendees and impact of the meeting in previous years.
- Type of presentation, if applicable.
- Expenses derived from attending the conference and how the grant will be spent.
- How the applicant will benefit from the event and how it will contribute to their professional development (400 words maximum).
- Other sources of funding.
- Details of the conference:
- Applications must be completed in English.
The application deadline for SRUK/CERU Travel Grants 2022 is now extended until the 4th of March 2022 at 23:59 UK time.
For further information please contact [email protected].