C R Barber Trust Fund Programme

Institute of Physics

Grant amount: £100 - £300

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The C R Barber Trust Fund is open to Members of the Institute, who are in the early stages of their career, and who wish to attend an overseas conference.

The support given to successful applicants will normally cover only part of the expenses incurred in attending a conference and are intended to supplement grants from other sources. 

How much is the grant worth?

Grants are fixed and are dependent on where the conference is located. For applications based in the UK the following amounts apply:

  • £100 for conferences in Europe
  • £175 for conferences in the USA/Canada
  • £300 for conferences in the rest of the world

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants will only be available only to research students who are Members of the IOP.
  • Grants are awarded only for overseas conferences of international standing and not national meetings (relative to the location of the applicant).
  • Grants can be used to cover any part of the conference attendance (travel, registration fees, accommodation).

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.


  • This scheme does not aim to support post-doctoral researchers or taught masters students.
  • Members wishing to attend a conference held in their country of residence are not eligible for a grant from this Trust Fund.
  • If you have been a recipient of a grant from the CR Barber Trust Fund previously then the institution are unable to accept further applications.