Conference and Presentation Award

Get funding help for your conference presentation from the CSP's Charitable Trust.


The Conference and Presentation Award, financed by the CSP Charitable Trust was set up to:

  • fund qualified, associate or student members normally residing in the UK, who wish to contribute to a national conference or meeting relevant to, but outside the domain of physiotherapy
  • fund qualified, associate or student members wishing to contribute to an overseas physiotherapy-specific/relevant or interdisciplinary international conference/meeting, excepting the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress
  • fund those contributing to a physiotherapy or interdisciplinary international conference in the UK

It also supports members presenting papers for the first time at peer-reviewed, national physiotherapy conferences held in the UK, including Physiotherapy UK.

To be eligible for consideration, members should be:

  1. invited as lecturers, keynote speakers or clinical demonstrators directly by the host but only part-funded or unfunded by their hosts. This letter of invitation must be provided in advance of the assessment of the application, retrospective letters will not be accepted - or -
  2. have had papers accepted for presentation, but who are only part-funded or unfunded by their employer/institution/other sources.

If you are applying retrospectively applications for funding should be made within 12 months of the last date of the conference.

Funding will only be allocated to the lead presenter at a conference. Where funding is sought for more than one presenter for the same presentation, whether on the same or a separate application form, only one award will be allocated. In such cases, the award may be split between the relevant number of presenters at their discretion.

The maximum amount awarded for a successful application will be £1000.

How to apply

There is one round of funding per year for this award - in the autumn. Applications for this award are now open for Autumn 2018. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 5pm.

Applications for Academically Accredited Courses awards are to be submitted through the CSP ePortfolio, a personal interactive online space specifically designed to support your continuing professional development (CPD), by the deadline date.

On the ePortfolio dashboard you can then access a link to the Learning Hub to access Conference and Presentation Awards information and application forms.

Access the ePortfolio

Other awards from the Charitable Trust

See more about the CSP Charitable Trust for information about financial assistance for your research project, conference presentation or student elective placement.

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