2. President Fund Grants Short Research Visits Larger awards of up to £2,000 are available for making short research visits of up to two months duration. The host institution maybe overseas, or in the applicant's country of residence. All applicants must be paid up members of the SGM of at least 3 calendar months standing before the date of their application fora grant. All applicants must be resident and registered fora PhD, or in a first postdoctoral position, in a country in the European Union, All applicants who are funded by a research councilor other funding body that regularly supports conference attendance or activities connected with the applicant's work must submit evidence that they have applied for sponsorship from that body. Salaried applicants must submit evidence of their annual income (net, after tax. Only one application fora research visit grant maybe made awarded from the Presidents Fund during the term of a postgraduate studentship or first postdoctoral position. Retrospective applications will not be considered. Applicants must submit evidence of acceptance by the host institution e.g. a copy of the letter of invitation from a senior member of the staff, with their completed application form. Applications for research visit grants will be considered twice yearly by an award panel. Closing dates for applications 14 October 2005. Two copies of the completed application form and all supplementary documentation must be submitted for consideration.