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

Applications are no longer being accepted for academic year 2018-19. Funding will recommence on 16th September 2019 and applications will be available to download from this date.

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