How can a Kellogg Travel Grant help your research?

26 September 2018

The Kellogg College Travel Grant is available to all Kellogg DPhil and MPhil students, studying on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Eleni Papadopoulou is currently studying for a DPhil in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was awarded a Kellogg Travel Grant in Trinity Term 2018. Eleni used the grant to help fund her attendance at the Gordon Research Seminar 2018. Here she tells us about the significance of being able to attend the seminar.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kellogg College for giving me the chance to attend one of the world’s most prestigious seminars, the Gordon Research Seminar. Gordon Seminars bring together scientists from across the world to discuss the latest pre-publication research in a wide range of research fields. This year, the seminar “Novel Tools and Technologies Applied to Mammalian Reproduction”, took place in Tuscany.

Attending the seminar gave me the chance to communicate my research work via a poster presentation. I received great feedback from other DPhil students and researchers, which was critical for the next steps in my research project. The interaction I had with the other attendees during the seminar has also led to a promising collaboration between my research group and another team working in the same field.

Being given the chance to take part in this experience and learn about the latest cutting-edge research in my field, has had a great impact on the quality of my DPhil. Also, by actively participating in conversations and giving feedback to other researchers, I feel more confident and competitive than before. I would not have been able to gain such an experience if it wasn’t for this Travel Grant. The Kellogg College Travel Grant is a generous award that supports the professional development of students and contributes to the high quality and world-leading research at Oxford.

To find out more about Travel Grants, please visit the Grants, Awards and Scholarships page of the Student Handbook.