Travel Grant

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.

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.

  • Maximum size of award: £750
  • Who: Early career members
  • Deadline:  two weeks before the event
  • 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.

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.

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.