Conference grants

Small grants - usually between £250 and £500 in value - are available to support conferences and workshops throughout the UK. Preference will be given to proposals for meetings on innovative and interdisciplinary themes, or on emerging or endangered subjects. These grants are not intended to fund graduate conferences, but early career researchers are encouraged to apply. Recurrent events that have received support in the past will not normally be eligible for repeat funding in subsequent years.

Applications should be made by conference organizers on the form [DOC] provided. Grants must be used exclusively to support specific academic aspects of the conference, such as allowing a distinguished international scholar to be invited to speak. ICS funding should not be used to subsidise attendance fees or to cover catering costs. Applicants will be expected to have already approached local sources of support in their own institutions. Decisions will be made by committee four times a year. Applicants are advised to apply well in advance of the proposed conference dates. Applications should be sent to

The forthcoming deadline is:

1st December 2021

Please note that the Institute is unable to give grants for individuals to attend conferences.


Public engagement grants

Small grants (up to a maximum of £500 per application) are available to support Classics-themed public engagement activities. Applicants must be UK-based researchers and preference will be given to proposals for activities which involve collaboration with external partners such as: creative practitioners; community groups or charities; heritage organisations; museums, libraries or galleries; and schools.

Fundable activities may run in various formats but must demonstrate aspects of research in Classics (broadly defined) in ways that are accessible, enjoyable and understandable for non-specialist audiences. Public lectures and school talks will not normally be eligible for funding from the scheme. For further details of eligible costs and how to apply please see the application form.

Applications will be considered by a committee. Successful applicants will be expected to submit a short post for publication on the ICS blog after their funded activity has taken place.

The forthcoming deadline is:

1st November 2021