Page 1: SLS Annual Conference Hardship Fund Application
The SLS seeks to ensure that the conference remains as accessible as possible to our members, at all career stages. To this end, the registration fees are reduced for student members of the society. We also ensure that members enjoy a reduced attendance fee. For those attending for more than one day, we also provide an ‘early bird’ reduction in the registration fee.
In addition, the Society has set aside a fund of up to £10,000 as a hardship fund to support attendance by those with special circumstances or in financial hardship warranting additional support. Priority for support will be given to applicants who have no other source of funding.
Applications for the financial support will be invited when registration for the conference opens on Monday 6 March 2023. The closing date for applications is Thursday 6 April 2023. Decisions will be made by a panel made up of the President, Vice President, the Treasurer, and the Chair of the EDI committee. The panel will aim to maximise the funds available and therefore applicants may receive full or partial support at the discretion of the panel, and the decision of the panel will be final. In considering applications, the committee will consider financial need, the personal funding allowance available to an applicant by their institution, and the benefits gained by attending the conference.
Please do not register for the conference until you have received notification of the outcome of your application.
Please specify how you intend to participate in the SLS conference: