Research and knowledge exchange

Guidelines for costing your application

Funding under this scheme will cover the Asa Briggs Fellow’s travel, accommodation, visa costs and subsistence, with a total award not normally exceeding £10,000.

For bids approaching the maximum amount an especially compelling rationale is required, since the award panel will expect value for money for this investment of internal funds.

School provision

The Asa Briggs Fellow’s host school will be expected to waive bench fees and provide appropriate office space and administrative support for the visit.

Ineligible costs

Because this fund is intended to foster substantive research collaboration it should not be used to underwrite visiting fellows’ conference participation or their independent fieldwork.

The fund will not pay salary costs, consumables or equipment for the visiting fellow. We require a full breakdown and justification of costs.

We are only able to fund costs for the visiting fellow directly. Unfortunately we are unable to fund any family members also planning to travel with the fellow.


Travel to the UK

Flight bookings for fellows can be made using Key Travel. They will be able to provide you with a quote for flights and we are able to pay for flights booked with Key Travel directly by invoice.

Fellows can book flights independently, this may be cheaper but please be aware that there can be delays in international expense claims being reimbursed.

For indicative flight costs you may find websites like Skyscanner or eDreams useful. Please use a mid-range economy price rather than the cheapest as airfares will fluctuate.

Travel within the UK

The closest airport to Brighton is London Gatwick. Gatwick is 30 minutes by train or taxi to Brighton.

A single train journey from Gatwick to Brighton by train costs £9.

A single taxi journey from Gatwick to Brighton costs approximately £62 when booked in advance. Streamline Taxis are a recommended local supplier.

London Heathrow is about two hours by coach or 1hr 30 mins by taxi.

Find out how to get to Sussex.

Travel to the University

You can reach us by train, bus, bike and taxi.

Find out how to get to Sussex.



We have a list of local hotels that offer a discount to visitors.

Prices are often higher at weekends and during peak seasons, particularly May, July and August, so factor this into your budget.

Self-catered accommodation

City Pad Brighton offers a range of self-catering holiday apartments.

On-campus accommodation

During summer some student residences are rented out over the summer. Find out about staying on campus over the summer.

Subsistence and meals

The university expenses policy recommends a maximum £30 per day for meals.

See the visitor expenses form.


Visa costs will vary depending according to the visitor. You can find details of the types of visa required on the Government website.