Doctoral School

Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference Grants

Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference Grants support University of Sussex doctoral researchers who are presenting their research at an overseas conference. Sussex doctoral researchers are able to apply for up to £1,000 during the period of their registration. 

The Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference Grant scheme is administered by the Researcher Development Team within the Doctoral School who are able to offer this grant due to the generous funding provided by the Sussex Fund.

Application form and Guidance

Applications from doctoral researchers who are self funded will be prioritised, and applicants must be registered for a doctoral degree at Sussex University. The application must be made prior to submission of your thesis.

Applicants are strongly advised to carefully read through the guidance notes before submitting an application, and to increase the likelihood of a successful award.

Please ensure that you submit your application at least four weeks in advance of the conference start date.

Update: 14th November 2018

The Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference Grant scheme is made possible through donations to the Sussex Fund. We are awaiting advice on how these funds will be distributed for the 2018-19 academic year.

We will update the webpage as soon as we receive any further information.

The proposed budget must be evidenced and reasonable and as detailed as possible - please see the guidance notes for further information.

Payment includes a contribution towards travel costs, accommodation and conference fees only. Expenses for visas or subsistence are not included.

Payment will be in the form of reimbursement. Documentary evidence, in the form of receipts, covering all expenses included in the budget must be provided to Researcher Development in order for payment to be released.

Criteria for awards

Funding applications will be considered by members of the Doctoral Studies Committee.  In allocating the awards the following criteria will be used:

  • Funding status of applicant (applications from self-funded doctoral researchers will be prioritised)
  • Quality of application (including clear and evidenced break-down of your budget)
  • Conference profile and suitability (including evidence that you are presenting at the conference)
  • Signed Supervisor’s supporting statement 

If you have any queries, please e-mail


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