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We offer travel grants of up to £750 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 and subsistence. 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.
Read accounts from previous travel grant holders here!
Find out how HIS funding opportunities enabled members to attend and present at the ECCMID 2023 conference in this HIS Blog Post
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.
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.
Please complete the application form below and send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.