Educational/Travel Grants

At the 2018 Swansea ASM, the board decided to make a regular award to RA-UK members to attend the following courses:


1) One full RA-UK member to attend the ESRA Instructors Course which usually runs in June each year (£500 to support costs/travel).

2) One trainee RA-UK member to attend the ESRA Trainee and Resident Workshop each year (£500 to support costs/travel).

Please make submissions for the 2019 courses to Please include a paragraph in your email stating why you would like to attend the course, and what your expected learning outcomes would be. Deadline for these applications is 8 weeks prior to the course start date, the recipients of the award will be advised by email then to allow time for study leave/travel arrangements to be made.


Details of the courses can be found here,


We are also providing an annual travel grant for any RA-UK member attending either ESRA or ASRA to present scientific work.

The award is discretionary based on merit. Application to be made by email to, submitted abstract and proof of meeting acceptance to be sent with application, higher priority will be given to those making an oral presentation.

In the event that the RA-UK award winner wins further a meeting travel award, the RA-UK grant will be awarded to the second choice applicant (or will defer to the next meeting). The £500 award will be paid to the successful applicant after the meeting.