Travel Assistance

Travel Assistance


  • Grants may be made to Fellows of the Society  and Members of the Young Academy of Scotland for travel and subsistence connected with research or scholarship and are usually given for short visits not exceeding four weeks.  
  • It is expected that Fellows will make a substantial contribution to meetings and conferences that they attend, and will, whenever possible, also spend some time on research collaboration, or other associated work during their visit.
  • Following the award of a Travel Grant no further application can be made until 24 months have elapsed from the date of the meeting at which the Committee made the award.  
  • With respect to successive applications for such support over a period of time, unless there are special circumstances, consistent failure to obtain external support could adversely affect the chance of a grant.
  • The limit for travel within the United Kingdom is £300; for a visit to Europe, £500; elsewhere, £950.
  • Fellows are normally expected to seek funds from other United Kingdom grant giving sources e.g. Royal Society, British Academy, British Council, Arts Council, or employing institutions.  Fellows/Members are also encouraged to seek support from sources outwith the United Kingdom.
  • In the event that the time of the proposed visit 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 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, and to the two-year rule.
  • As with all RSE grants, applications should be made at least four months in advance of the travel for which support is being sought.  Retrospective applications will not be considered.

Forms and Guidance

Full Regulations and Application form


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