Graduate School

Graduate School Travel Prize

These prestigious prizes support research students to attend national or international conferences to present research, or to make a short visit to another institute to use or consult essential resources.

The Graduate School also operates a  Travel Prize for Research Staff.

The funding round you apply to is determined by your travel dates, please carefully check the funding deadline before you apply. If you apply to the incorrect funding round, your application will be rejected. We recommend that you download the application form and discuss it with your supervisor before you start the application process.

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Applications open

Travel from

Travel to

7 Mar 2019

Thurs 4pm

14 Jan 2019

29 Apr

11 Aug

6 June 2019

Thurs 4pm

9 Mar 2019

1 Aug

10 Nov

5 Sept 2019

Thurs 4pm

7 June 2019

4 Nov

2 Feb


Quick guide to applying for the Travel Prize

Please do not send anything by email or as hard copy as it will not be accepted. The latest application form, all guidance and information, and the upload for your completed application form and scanned costs document are all in the travel prize Application Portal.

  • Check the funding deadline dates to ensure you apply to the correct funding round.
  • Make sure that you have the latest application form (previous versions of the form will not be accepted).
  • Read the guidance notes for applicants, Terms & Conditions, and discuss your application with your supervisor.
  • Ensure that all sections of the application form (including the supervisor statement of support) have been fully completed. 
  • Upload your completed application form and your separate scanned costs to submit your application - you will be uploading two documents.
  • Please note that incomplete and incorrectly completed applications will not be sent to the assessors for consideration.

Application deadlines and funding

There are four application deadlines each calendar year. See the timetable above to check that you are applying for the correct round of funding.

Funding available:

No more than 50% of the total cost, up to maximum of £300 for a visit in the UK

No more than 50% of the total cost, up to a maximum of £600 for a visit outside the UK


Application portal




Supervisors reflect on the Graduate School Travel Prize

"The biggest change I tend to see in confidence during the PhD period is after a conference... after a conference, I see them develop, from students to researchers" - Rebecca Ford

"Students come back with energy, it lifts the whole team’s morale" - Nigel Mongan

"[Students who the Graduate School Travel Prize supports are] flying the flag for the University at a national or international conference" - Stewart Martin

The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
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University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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