Travel Grant

We offer travel grants of up to £750 (£1,000 to attend a FIS/HIS International event) to support members in an early career or trainee post to present their research at a scientific conference or meeting.  The grant is expected to provide a contribution towards the costs of registration, travel, accommodation, subsistence and childcare.  The scientific programme of the chosen event must contain a substantial content on infection prevention control and healthcare associated infections.  Travel grants are awarded for a particular conference and only for the presentation of studies within the topic of healthcare associated infection and infection prevention and control (our full research strategy can be found here).

Face to face and hybrid events: For hybrid events where the delegate is presenting and attending face to face for an element of the programme, they are eligible to apply for a full travel grant.

Online only events:  we are accepting travel grant applications to cover registration costs for online events, where the delegate is presenting their work. A maximum registration fee of £350 can be claimed.  If a delegate is attending a hybrid event as an online participant, they are still eligible to apply for registration costs.

FIS│HIS International: travel grant applications will be accepted until August 1 2022, 23.59 BST and applicants will be informed of the decision by August 15 2022 .  Applicants should wait until they have confirmation that their abstract has been accepted before completing their application.  Please use this application form 

 

  • Maximum size of award: £750 (£1,000 for FIS/HIS International events)
  • Who: Early career members
  • Deadline:  two weeks before the event (or the earlybird registration deadline for FIS/HIS International events)
  • Include: abstract and presentation acceptance
  • Eligibility:  members only
  • Eligible to reapply: two years after successful application

 

Application deadline: throughout the year

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible?

Members of the society who are presenting at an event are eligible to apply.  Priority will be given to  non-career grade members who are presenting studies that are within our scientific remit

Previous recipients of a travel grant will not be eligible to re-apply for 2 years.

Multiple applications from the same department or research group will not be accepted.

 

What costs will you fund?

This grant can be used to contribute towards accommodation, registration, travel and subsistence. These costs must be claimed in arrears of the event and expenses must be fully supported by receipts.  All expenses must be in line with the HIS expenses policy.

Online events:  we are accepting travel grant applications to cover registration costs for online events, where the delegate is presenting their work. A maximum registration fee of £350 can be claimed.

For hybrid events where the delegate is presenting and attending face to face for an element of the programme, they are eligible to apply for a full travel grant.

It is expected that the grant holder will have business travel insurance provided their institution.

How do I apply?

Please complete the application form below and send via email to grants@his.org.uk at least 2 weeks before the event.

Your email must include: the application form, your abstract, estimated costs for each expense and evidence that your abstract has been accepted by the event committee.

Your application must be signed to indicate acceptance of our terms and conditions, and be approved by a line manager, supervisor or Head of Department.

Specific instructions to applicants and conditions for the award can also be found on the application form.

How do I submit my report and expenses?

If you application is successful, we will send you a report form template, the HIS logo and an expenses claim form.

Expenses must be claimed after the event has occured.  Full, detailed receipts must be included with the form.  Expenses will not be paid until a report has been received and has been acknowledged by HIS.