Care Support Fund

Care Support Fund

Care Support Fund for Conferences and Meetings

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition recognises that many staff and Postgraduate Research students have caring responsibilities which can impact on their ability to travel to conferences or other meetings important for career development.

In response to the feedback received by our staff, we are now pleased to announce that the “Family award for Scientific Conferences” which has been running in our School since May 2015, it is now open to ALL staff (not only academics) and Postgraduate Research Students and aims at supporting people with caring responsibilities (including but not limited to childcare) to attend conferences and important meetings.

Award decisions will be based on eligibility and the justification provided by the applicant on their need for funds.

Guidance on eligibility, the type of costs that can be requested and an application form can be downloaded here.  If any queries, please contact Dr Maria Grazia Cascio (

If the fund is oversubscribed, priority will be given to early career researchers and postgraduate research students.