Guarantors of Brain: Travel Grants

Guarantors of Brain

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Grant amount: £400 - £800

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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NOTE: Application must be initiated on this website at least 9 weeks before the planned meeting and fully submitted at least 8 weeks before the meeting date. Do not attempt to subvert these rules by misrepresentation of the dates of travel or the dates of a meeting.

Guarantors of Brain

The Guarantors of Brain is a charity that aims to promote teaching, education and research in neurology and related clinical-academic disciplines. The Charity was founded in 1955 with a body of Guarantors (Trustees) drawn from leading British Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Neurosurgeons, Neurophysiologists and Neuroscientists.

Travel Grants

These grants are intended mainly to support attendance at scientific meetings that relate directly to the applicant's research interests, and where they will be presenting their original work. Grants may also be awarded to support research visits to laboratories or clinical departments, where exceptional training opportunities are not available in the home institution and could not have been anticipates at the start of your post/PhD. The grant contributes to costs incurred by clinical and non-clinical neurologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists and others for overseas visits or attendance at scientific meetings.

As a guideline, we generally provide up to up to £400 for UK meetings, up to £600 for European meetings outside of the UK, and up to £1000 for meetings further afield, depending on the destination. As part of the assessment, we also expect partial funding from your institution or for example a travel award from the conference. 

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


  • Travel Grants are restricted to those in doctoral training (ie. PhD students, or UK based 3-year research MD) and post doctoral training (whether clinically qualified or not) and for work undertaken while based in the United Kingdom.
  • A maximum of three separate awards may be available to each applicant, with not more than one award in any 12 month period. 


  •  We prioritise candidates at an early stage of their career, and so if you are 10 or more years from your PhD, please ensure that the letter of support explains your special case or exceptional circumstances.


  • The awards are not intended to support student electives, undergraduate projects or MSc students.
  • Support will not normally be given where the applicant is supported by a Fellowship or grant funding that already provides travel costs; nor for research visits that form part of an ongoing grant-supported collaboration.
  • Awards are not intended to support taught training courses or teaching-based summer schools.