Successful networks will receive up to 5,000 GBP over a three year period.

We are also offering an additional 1,000 GBP of funding (spread over 3 years) which is specifically to support attendance at the UACES conferences in 2019, 2020 and 2021. This can help to cover travel, accommodation and registration fees for members of the network who attend the UACES annual conference. It is not available for any other purpose and cannot be transferred to other parts of the network’s activities. Please note, this additional funding cannot be used to pay for tickets for the UACES conference dinner.

Eligible expenses which UACES will contribute to include:

  • Travel expenses for participants
  • Accommodation for participants
  • Room and/or audio visual equipment hire
  • Catering
  • Website hosting and domain registration

UACES will NOT contribute to administrative overheads, such as:

  • Staff costs
  • Photocopying
  • Phones
  • Postage

Our funding is for the network, rather than any particular institution, and the burden of responsibility for meeting any obligations falls upon the network co-ordinators. This also means that the funding is transferable; if the co-ordinator changes institution, the funding moves as well. We would also expect that any individuals working on these kinds of activities should be doing so with the support and knowledge of their institutions.

Our funding is a reimbursement of expenses, which we refund against receipts or an invoice (with copies of the original receipts). It is our expectation that UACES will be refunding an Institution; with the Institution responsible for settling individual claims.

Funding for years 2 and 3 is subject to successful completion of the previous year. Successful completion is based on the objectives set out in your original proposal and a progress report submitted to, and approved by UACES.

Funding for 'inactive' networks will be re-allocated to new networks. Funding will not be rolled over beyond 3 years.

The aim is for networks to become self-funding by the end of the three-year UACES funding period. It is not the intention of UACES to fund a Research Network for more than one three-year term.

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Other Funding Bodies

The funding available from UACES is relatively modest - we see it as 'seed' money which should allow researchers to establish coherent networks which should help when trying to obtain funding from larger funding bodies in the future.