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Education support

Financial support for member education and development

What is the financial support for?

Members may request financial support to assist with their education and development. This would usually be a contribution towards a development opportunity where there is a substantial cost (several hundred pounds or more). Examples would be a contribution to funding a postgraduate degree module or to support the presentation of a member's research at an international conference.

What will not be covered?

UK travel or accommodation costs. (travel costs to support presentation of member’s research at an international conference or meeting would be considered). Funding for one day courses or study days.

Who is eligible to apply for financial support?

Applicants must be current members of the ACPRC and must have held membership for one year before applying. They must not have received financial support from ACPRC in the previous three years.

How much funding is available?

A maximum of £600 will be made available each year to support education and development of ACPRC members. If there are multiple applications this amount may be divided between two or more applicants. A maximum of £300 will be given to any one applicant.

What is the process?

Applications should be submitted between 1st Jan and 1st April, and can either be made;

  • retrospectively to fund activity which has taken place over the previous year
  • prospectively to fund activity which is planned for the for the forthcoming calendar year.

The applications will be reviewed by a minimum of three committee members. Applications will be judged on merit. The committee's decision is final and not negotiable.

Successful applicants will be expected to submit proof of enrolment / attendance at courses and conferences for which the financial support is required. Claims should be submitted with receipts using the normal ACPRC expenses process.

Successful applicants will be expected to submit a short article for the ACPRC newsletter or paper for the ACPRC journal to demonstrate how the funding has been put to use.