Conference affiliation

The RMA welcomes proposals from conference organisers for the affiliation of their events to the RMA. Benefits of affiliation include:

  • free advertising of the event through the RMA website and social media accounts
  • free, or reduced cost circulation of information through RMA mailings to members
  • access to advice and support from RMA Officers and members of the Events Committee

In addition, the Committee will consider applications for financial support. Conference affiliation grants will not normally exceed £500 (£300 for a one-day event/study day).

How to apply 

Conference organisers can apply for both affiliation and financial support using this Application Form, which must be completed and returned to We have two deadlines for application each year: 15 March, and  30 October. Applications received by the deadlines will receive consideration within three months. Applications for retrospective conference grants will not be considered.

To be considered for affiliation/funding, conferences must:

When considering applications, the Committee will prioritise events that, in the Committee’s judgement:

  • make a fresh contribution to development of the discipline;
  • are accessible to the Association’s membership;
  • have a realistic and achievable business plan

The Association does not usually offer repeat financial support for recurring events unless the location or theme are substantially different. We expect that RMA members will be able to benefit directly (usually from exclusive registration discounts at least).

Post-Event Reporting

Where the RMA makes a financial contribution to a conference or study day, we require organisers to report back on the event before funds can be released.