Conference funding

We are pleased to announce our latest round of funding, supported by The Sociological Review Foundation.

Funds of up to £1000 per applicant are be available for unfunded PhD students and postdocs (within 3 years of completion) to facilitate their attendance and participation of conferences.

To apply, please first check that you meet the criteria for applying (below) and then access and fill in the form below by our deadline of 31st January 2016.

You will be informed by 28th February of the outcome of your application.


  1. Applicants must demonstrate that they plan to give a paper at the conference
  2. The conference must take place between 1st March 2016 and 28th February 2017.
  3. Applicants must be in need and not be in receipt of other funds e.g. DTC, University and ESRC scholarships; postdoctoral funding with specific allowance for conference attendance; permanent academic position.
  4. Postdoctoral applicants must be within 3 years of the award of their PhD.
  5. You will be expected to provide a 750 word report – of the event or of your paper – for The Sociological Review blog – within one month of the event.

If you have any queries, please email


Application form

If you believe you meet the above criteria, please fill out the application form here.


Last year's applicants

In December 2014 we launched our first round of conference support, building on our historic commitment to supporting Early Career Researchers - grants of up to £1000 to support conference participation and attendance.

This was in recognition of the fact that at this early stage in sociological careers it can be quite difficult to raise the funds required to take part in these events.

We awarded 12 grants in total, 7 to final stage PhD students - privileging people who had not been in receipt of research council or university funding to support their PhDs and 5 to postdocs. The list of 2014-15 recipients appears below, and you can read about their experiences by clicking on their name: