Travel awards

Early Career Researcher travel awards (sponsored by Olink)

We are offering travel awards to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to help support attendance to the Mendelian Randomization Conference.

Who is eligible? 

ECRs (within 5 years of completing a PhD) who are the presenting author of an abstract (either poster or oral presentation). Priority will be given to researchers from developing countries and those who do not have sufficient funding to support conferences, though all ECRs may apply.

What does each bursary offer? 

  • Free registration + £250 towards hotel and travel cost for those in Europe. 
  • Free registration + £500 toward hotel and travel cost for those traveling from outside of Europe. 

Travel award beneficiaries can claim their award by submission of an expenses claim form supported by original receipts, or travel and accommodation bookings can be placed on your behalf by the conference organizers. We are unable to make cash payments to recipients in advance.

How to apply 

Please send the following information with the subject line ‘Travel Award Application’ to: by the deadline of 5pm, 8 April 2024:

  1. Proof of student status or proof of completion of PhD (with date).
  2. CV (maximum 2 pages A4)
  3. Cover letter detailing why attending the Mendelian Randomization Conference will further your professional development (maximum 1 page A4).

Timescale for application and decision 

Please apply at the same time as submitting your abstract (deadline 5pm, 8 April 2024).

You will be notified whether your travel award application has been successful by 1 May 2024.