This annual fund of £1,000 is for attendance and travel to conferences and meetings linked to academic training and cannot be used for consumables. Trainees must complete and submit an application form annually and approved by the Programme Academic Lead prior to any commitment to spend.
The QMUL NIHR IAT Academic Co-Leads, Professor Marta Korbonits and Dr William Alazawi, will review and approve or reject applications.
If approved, funds will be transferred to the budget specified on the application form. Following the payment of the bursary into the local budget, trainees can then claim their expenses against the local budget through the administration of their centre according to Queen Mary Travel and Expense Policy.
As a condition of this funding, trainees are expected to submit a brief report, including a breakdown of costs, on how the funds have been used, at the latest by the end of each fellowship.
Approval of the bursary application must be obtained before any expenditure. Requests should be made at least six weeks in advance to ensure enough time for the transfer of funds.
Retrospective applications will not be considered under any circumstances.