Travel grantsTravel grants are helpful for academics who e.g. wish to attend conferences or need to reach other institutions for research purposes.
Please remember that you should liaise with your Departmental Administrator when costing and preparing a grant application and that all applications for external research funding must first be approved by the relevant Head of Department and then (except for applications for less than £20k with no associated staff costs) endorsed on behalf of the University by Research Services, before they can be submitted to the sponsor.
Please submit grant applications to Research Services at least 5 working days before the sponsor’s deadline.
Finding travel funding opportunities on ResearchProfessional.com
All members of the University have access to the funding opportunities email alerting service and comprehensive searchable database at ResearchProfessional.com
Create your own searches
Please read our ResearchProfessional Quick Start Guide (139kb) and How best to search for funding opportunities on RP.com (807kb)
You can also find out how to export funding opportunity deadlines automatically into your Outlook Calendar or share online calendars you have created with other colleagues. For further information please see our ResearchProfessional.com Calendar Guide (192kb)
Browse workgroup pages
Workgroup pages contain saved searches and saved folders of selected funding opportunities. Workgroups exist for each division and for some departments, research groups or theme.
A selection of funding opportunities relevant to travel has already been set-up on each of the divisional workgroup homepages (and some sub-workgroup homepages).
ResearchProfessional workgroup searches/e-mail alerts
- General/no specific subject area
- Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) (major sponsors)
- Medical Sciences
- Social Sciences
ResearchProfessional workgroup folders of funding opportunities
You will be able to save these general travel funding searches into your own ResearchProfessional account, and by selecting 'Save' and then 'Shortcut and alert' you can choose to receive weekly e-mail alerts for these searches. (Please note you will need to log-in first.)
These travel funding opportunities have been specially selected ('bookmarked') by divisional workgroup editors. (Please note you will need to log-in first.)
Career Development Fellowships
Advertised on a departmental basis and on the Research section of the Oxford University jobs listing. The CDF scheme was set up to attract and retain high quality post-doctoral students to the University. All CDFs are invited to take courses at the Oxford Learning Institute.
Junior Research Fellowships
Scholarships and Prizes
Can be found on the Sources of Funding web pages.
ResearchProfessional.com and Research Services aim to give the correct information about these opportunities, however, please always check the sponsor's website as details can change, for example the deadline dates.