School of Women's and Infants' Health

School travel policy

The School travel policy provides information on requesting travel grants.   

  1. Applications
  2. Level of funding
  3. Conditions


  1. Where an academic has access to other funds to support travel, it is expected that such funds will be utilised before application is made to the School.
  2. Where an application for travel funding is made to the School, it will be on the basis that the applicant is presenting their research at a conference or other approved academic activity.

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Level of funding

Level 1

Holders, as Chief Investigators, of significant national or international competitive grant funds that qualify for infrastructure funding to the School at the time of travel:

  • Under normal circumstances School support would be considered for two international and one national trip in one calendar year.

Level 2

Academic staff who do not hold competitive grant funding which meet criteria for Level 1:

  • Support may be provided for a maximum of one international and one domestic trip every two years. 
  • An exception may be made where it can be reasonably demonstrated that the additional funding will be of assistance in attracting national or international competitive grant funding.

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  • Economy fares only.
  • Registration fees will be covered.
  • Accommodation costs must be reasonable.
  • Reasonable expenses incurred during an academic activity, such as meals and transport, will be reimbursed. Under no circumstances will alcohol expenses be reimbursed.
  • The School will not pay a per diem allowance.
  • Subsistence costs will only be met during the period of the conference or the time to travel to and from.
  • It is expected that all efforts are made to obtain funding from other sources before applications are made to the School and that expenses are kept to a reasonable minimum.
  • Any entitlements are not cumulative and cannot be carried forward from one year to the next.
  • Level 2 should share accommodation wherever possible.

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Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 4:29 PM