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Applicants must hold a doctorate degree (DPhil/PhD) at the point of application and be a salaried employee of the University. Exemptions to this are accepted if the applicant is a member of Congregation.

Early career researchers (e.g. postdoctoral researchers, departmental lecturers) are encouraged to apply to the Lockey Fund and should have signed support from their supervisor/group leader on the Case for Support form. Staff on fixed term contracts are eligible to apply if the conference and travel dates do not exceed their contract end date.

Applicants holding visitor or honorary contracts are not eligible to apply. Emeritus Professors are also not eligible.

Applicants are eligible to reapply to the Lockey Fund for a new conference if needed. A maximum award total of £1,500 can be aggregated over four years. The aggregated four-year period includes the current academic year and the three academic years immediately preceding it.