The Secomb Conference and Travel Fund assists enrolled VU graduate research candidates to attend conferences to present a research paper. You can apply for up to one-third of the cost of travel and conference registration fees.
To be eligible for the fund at the time you submit your application and on the date the conference occurs you must:
- be enrolled in a PhD, Masters by Research or the research component of a research Professional Doctorate at VU
- have satisfactorily completed at least six months of full time enrolment (or its equivalent) from the date your candidature was approved
- be attending the conference for the purpose of delivering a research paper by oral presentation (poster presentations will not receive funding).
Applications for funding must be submitted and approved before you attend the conference (retrospective applications will not be considered). There are three closing dates per year: 31 March, 31 July and 31 October.
You must submit your Secomb Application to the Admissions and Scholarships Coordinator on [email protected].