Leeds for Life conference awards

Through generous support from the Footsteps Fund and Santander Universities there is funding available for undergraduate and postgraduate students to contribute towards the costs of attending academic conferences that will enhance knowledge and develop skills

The LeedsforLife Conference awards

Funding is available to contribute to the costs of attending academic conferences. You can apply for up to 50% of the total cost of the conference, up to a maximum of £500


Undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply. Applications will only be accepted from PhD candidates if they are presenting a paper.


Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by a University panel who will notify the applicant of the outcome. They will assess your application in relation to the following four criteria:

  • How well the case is made for developing your skills
  • How well the case is made for extending your knowledge of the subject
  • How attendance at the conference will benefit you in your career planning
  • The overall quality of your application.

How to apply

Conference Awards funding is now closed for academic year 2017/18!

Funding will be available for academic year 2018/19 from Monday 10th September 2018

To apply for funding you must complete the Conference Awards application form and seek endorsement from your Personal Tutor

All applications must be submitted via email to leedsforlifefoundation@leeds.ac.uk.

Please allow at least 6 weeks from the date you submit your application to the start of the conference

Applications will be accepted until all available funding has been spent so we encourage you to apply as early as possible in the academic year as we are unable to provide a final closing date

This is a competitive application process so please complete the application form carefully.