Travel grants

Grants of up to £500 are available to attend an educational or training course, or conference, which you feel would help you in your clinical practice.

We are grateful to the Charles Reynolds Foundation, who have undertaken to sponsor 10 Nurse travel awards, significantly increasing our ability to support nurses.

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How to apply

We accept applications for our travel grants at any time.

To apply, please include the following information on hospital or practice letterhead (no more than two sides of A4):

  1. Your name, your current title and role, your professional or trainee registration number and/or your professional body
  2. The name and location of the course/conference and the dates you wish to attend
  3. The reason for attending and the benefit that would be derived from attendance, i.e.
  • why you think this conference would help your development (highlighting aspects from the academic programme)
  • how attending this conference will help the department
  • how attending this conference will help urology patients

As well as the above, please also include:

  1. A letter of support from the head of department or supervisor
  2. A current curriculum vitae (pertinent details only – maximum of two pages)

The final collated application documents should be sent to

Successful applicants must start their trip within a six-month period of the award letter. If they do not, The Urology Foundation reserves the right to withdraw the award. Grants are worth up to £500 each and are not transferable.

Criteria for funding

All applications will be circulated to The Urology Foundation’s peer reviewers for consideration and a decision should be received within three weeks.  In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be taken into account:

  • Attendance at a conference directly related to your speciality
  • The potential benefit that would be derived from the course/conference
  • Preference will be shown to those who may be presenting a research paper funded by The Urology Foundation

Reporting and Payment

Payment of the grant will be made after the trip has ended and is dependent on The Urology Foundation’s receipt of:

  1. A satisfactory report on the trip, and
  2. Copies of all relevant receipts

The reporting guidelines can be downloaded here.