Conference/Workshop Grants

The deadline for EHPS Conference grants, CREATE grants and Synergy grants is Monday 14 May 2018.

The purpose of the conference/workshop grants is to encourage talented researchers and graduate students who do not otherwise have access to funding to attend the EHPS conference and/or the CREATE or Synergy workshops.

The following grants are available:
EHPS Conference grants for graduate students and researchers who plan to attend the EHPS conference. Each grant is for a maximum of 900 euro toward conference registration, accommodation and travel. Grant is contingent upon having a paper or a poster accepted for the conference.
CREATE grants for graduate students who plan to attend the CREATE workshop. Each grant is for a maximum of 1000 euro toward workshop registration, conference fee, accommodation and travel.
Synergy grants for more senior researchers who are accepted onto the Synergy workshop. Each grant is for a maximum of 1100 euro toward workshop registration, conference fee, accommodation and travel.
Grants are announced via EHPS/CREATE/Synergy mailing lists and websites
This year's deadline: 14 May 2018
Grants Selection Process:
All applications will at minimum be dual reviewed by thhe Grants Officer plus either or both a Synergy and CREATE reviewer
The selection criteria are:
  • Relevance of the applicant's work to the topic of the workshop (for Synergy and CREATE grants), or relevance of the submitted abstract to the conference (for the EHPS conference grant).
  • Clear demonstration of financial need.
  • Potential of the fund to promote the career/research of the recipient at this particular time.
Application documents:
Please collate the following documents into ONE file (Microsoft Word or PDF) before submitting (please note, applications not received in the requested format will not be reviewed):
  • A one-page supporting letter, to include: the reasons for applying for the grant, your planned contribution to the specific workshop and/or EHPS Conference and why this would be particularly beneficial to your career/research at this time, and any background information relevant to your funding situation.
  • Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages).
  • For EHPS conference grants, please indicate in your supporting letter if your abstract has been accepted for an oral or a poster presentation at the conference.
  • For EHPS conference grants, abstract of the paper or poster that has been submitted for the EHPS Conference.
  • For graduate students, proof of student status, such as a copy of your student ID.
  • An official statement from your employer or supervisor that no funding is being provided from the University or Institution and confirming the financial need.
  • An estimate of total expected expenses, detailed according to categories:  workshop registration/conference fee, accommodation and travel.

Precondition and expectations for receiving grants from the EHPS:

  • Candidates must be EHPS members when accepting the grant.
  • Grant recipients in the past three years are not eligible for application.
  • Grants cannot exceed the maximum amount of costs indicated above.
  • Candidates should give an estimate of their expenses upon application.  Final reimbursement is based on the actual expenses per original receipts.
  • It will be expected that after the conference/workshop recipients submit a letter describing how the fund has supported their work.
  • A condition of funding is that successful awardees will be required to write a conference or workshop report for publication in EHP
Please send your application electronically to the Grants Officer ( Decisions on acceptance/rejection of submitted applications will be acknowledged within 3 weeks of receipt.