Conference Attendance Support for Postgraduate Students

Conference-related Financial Support for Postgraduate Research Students is available from BAJS. This is intended to make a contribution to travel, registration or accommodation costs where other support is unavailable.

BAJS Council will support one Conference Attendance Support Grant per postgraduate student per academic year when there is not a BAJS main conference and two when there is, with one of those being the BAJS main conference.


Application criteria:

  • Restricted to postgraduate students registered at a UK HEI on doctoral or post-doctoral programmes, or awaiting their VIVA.
  • Students must be members of BAJS.
  • Students must be presenting at the conference for which support is requested.
  • The student presentation must be in broadly defined Japanese Studies.
  • Individual applications limited to £400 for conferences outside the UK, and £250 for conferences within the UK.
  • Applications should be made by the student via the online application form, at least two months prior to the event. Retrospective applications will not be considered.
  • If the application is approved, funding will not be disbursed until photocopies of event details, proof that you have participated in and presented at the conference or workshop, and original receipts are received by The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS), SOAS, B405, University of London, London, WC1H 0XG.