Assistance may be given to Fellows and Members of the Young Academy of Scotland wishing to organise small scale (no more than 150 participants), specialist meetings or symposia in Scotland that are outwith the Society’s and Young Academy’s own programme of meetings. Such support may be provided also for meetings organised jointly by the RSE or Young Academy and some other organisation, or for meetings organised by individual Fellows/Members with the support of the Society. Joint applications from a Fellow and Young Academy Member will be considered more favourably by the Grants Committee than individual applications.
Grants or loans may be made to assist Fellows/Members in the initial stages of organising meetings although they should not be regarded simply as a contribution to the general funding of meetings. Grants will be considered for assisting specific named visitors to major meetings. In all cases the assistance of the Society should be specifically recognised in advertising meetings.
Support for major meetings should not be made by way of application to the Grants Committee. If there is a case for RSE involvement in such a meeting the approach should be made at an early stage to the Chief Executive.
The actual amount awarded will depend on the size of the meeting and be subject to a maximum of £750 for any one meeting. Some support may be provided in the form of a loan, possibly payable in advance of the meeting but repayable as a first charge upon the income of the meeting. The sponsoring Fellow/Member will be expected to submit a full report and statement of accounts after the meeting has taken place.
When applications for Support for Meetings are successful, the organisers must acknowledge the Society’s assistance in the programme, etc.
As with all RSE grants, applications should be made at least four months in advance of the event for which support is being sought. Retrospective applications will not be considered.
In the event that the time of the proposed meeting and the meetings of the Grants Committee and any other funding body concerned require simultaneous applications to be made, the RSE will make a provisional grant on the understanding that the Society will be reimbursed appropriately when the amount awarded from other sources has been decided. If a Fellow/Member is ineligible for, or has failed to obtain, a grant from other sources, he/she may apply for the overall costs, subject to limits already stated.
Successful applicants will be required to submit a full report after the Meeting has taken place. Fellows/Members who do not submit reports may not be permitted to make future applications to the Grants Committee. Please see below for report format.