The Guarantors provide "Support for short meetings & conferences" to organisers of meetings or conferences that allow trainee neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists to meet and interact with visiting scholars of international repute.
If you wish to apply for a grant to travel to a meeting or conference, please see the Travel Grants page.
Funds awarded will usually be in the range £500 - £3,000. Recurrent funding for annual meetings is not prioritised, and the Guarantors prefer to provide ''seed'' money to enable an event or educational conference to be initiated. Priority is given to events which are focused on or strongly involve trainees. It is unlikely that support will be awarded for small local meetings where attendance is restricted to individuals within a single hospital or University or to meetings for grant-funded consortia.
Applications will be considered every March and October at Brain Board of Management meetings, and the deadline for applications are February 20th and September 20th respectively.
Applications should consist of a single pdf file, submitted here, including
(i) covering letter outlining the goals of the conference or meeting;
(ii) outline of the scale and target audience;
(iii) a draft programme including details of speakers;
(iv) an outline budget including details of other sources of funding;
(v) and an outline of how the conference will benefit trainees.
If an award is made, your institution may invoice the Guarantors of Brain within six months of the event, for a single payment (by BACS or cheque). Organisers and their host institution are responsible for the oversight and audit of expenses and receipts. If speaker costs are included in the budget, please note that we will not pay for first-class or business-class travel.