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 accept one Conference Attendance Support application 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 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's presentation must be in Japanese Studies.
  • Individual applications are 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 proof that the student has presented at the conference/workshop and original receipts of expenses are received electronically to [email protected]