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DTA Funding

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Funding of up to 140 EUR will only be offered to those who meet the eligibility criteria laid out below. There are up to 30 funded places (up to  140 EUR) available for the DTA. Funding is only awarded to UACES members who are Masters students intending to do a PhD, current PhD students, or those who have submitted their PhD within the last three years (at the time of the event). 

Funding will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


Conditions of Funding


  1. Delegates must register and accept their funded place by 10 November 2023;
  2. The event is free to attend for all delegates but funding is only available to UACES members. If you are not a UACES member, you can join here.
  3. Funding is conditional upon attendance. Delegates must attend both morning and afternoon sessions on the day of the conference (24 November). You will be required to sign in on the day of the event;
  4. Funding is only available to Masters students, PhD students and Early Career Researchers who are currently registered with a recognised university and whose research is in European Studies of a neighbouring field (e.g. Politics, IR, History, Sociology, Economics, Law, Public Policy, Cultural Studies, etc.) with a focus on contemporary Europe or the European Union;
  5. We cannot contribute towards accommodation expenses for anyone who is based in Belgium or who lives within an hour's train ride of Brussels.


Eligible Expenses

UACES is offering up 140 EUR per delegate towards expenses associated with attending the DTA. Funding can only be used to cover the following:



Travel will only be eligible for funding if it takes place between 22-26 November 2023;

5. We can only contribute towards the cost of economy class travel;

6. If you are unable to attend the event due to changes in covid restrictions or because you are unwell, we may still be able to reimburse you for your travel costs only. Please contact us at in these circumstances.



Eligible accommodation is either a hotel, hostel or B&B. We cannot reimburse students who stay with friends or family;

7. Accommodation will ONLY be eligible for funding between 22-24 November 2023. If you book multiple nights, the maximum funding available will still be 140 EUR for the entire stay including your travel;

8. We are unable to provide reimbursements for accommodation if you are unable to attend the event for any reason, therefore we would advise you to book a room which allows for free cancellation.



  1. Reimbursements will only be made to those who attend the full event.
  2. Delegates may only submit ONE claim for up to 140 EUR of expenses.
  3. Claims can be made electronically by completing an electronic form which will be shared after the event. Receipts/tickets should clearly show the date of purchase and (if applicable) the date of travel, as well as the costs incurred;
  4. Expenses will be reimbursed by bank transfer for UK-based and Eurozone-based delegates and by PayPal for all other delegates. Please set up a PayPal account in advance of the conference if you do not already have one.
  5. Claims must be submitted between 25 November and 20 December 2023.