Grants are available for PhD students to attend conferences and for other necessary research expenses (e.g. travel to examine a manuscript). Please note:
- Contributions to conference expenses are usually made only to students who are giving papers
- Students in the CRS period are not generally eligible for funding
Research grants for students who are funded by the LAHP (an AHRC-funded doctoral training partnership in London) are administered by the LAHP office
Students who are supported by a UCL Graduate Research Studentship (GRS) may draw on an annual allowance for research expenses. This money may be used towards attending conferences, and other research travel (for example, to examine a manuscript abroad).
Other necessary research expenses may be allowed: students should consult their supervisors or the PhD tutor. In certain circumstances conference expenses may be paid even if the student is not giving a paper. All expenses should be approved in advance by the supervisor and PhD tutor.
All PhD Students
The Department holds funds to help research students attend conferences, and for activities associated with their research (e.g. travel to visit an archive). Applications for funding are considered by the Department.
- Fill out an application form
- Give the form to your supervisor to be endorsed and signed
- Then pass the form to the Head of Department, or ask your supervisor to do this
The Classical Association Conference Bursary
The Association generously makes bursaries available for students who wish to attend the annual CA conference, which takes place in April. Applications for these bursaries are handled by the Head of Department, whom students should contact if they wish to be considered. The closing date for these applications is likely to be around the last Friday in January.
Small research grants are also available from
Various Learned Societies provide support for students to attend conferences.
- The Royal Historical Society offers conference grants: "Funding is reserved for research projects that are both clearly and predominantly historical in orientation, with a specific chronological remit. Applicants do not, however, have to be formally registered for degrees in History".
- The Philological Society offers conference grants to students working on linguistic topics.
- The Postcolonial Studies Association offers conference and research grants to student members.