SAMPLE LETTER FOR REQUESTING FUNDING
Re: Request of funding to attend the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference
(APC) 2009 – 11 to 13 March 2009, Glasgow
I am writing to you to request funding to attend the Diabetes UK Annual Professional
Conference (APC) 2009, which will be held 11 to 13 March 2009 in Glasgow.
The Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference (APC) is the only event of its kind
in the UK run exclusively for healthcare professionals and scientists working in the
field of diabetes. It is one of the largest healthcare conferences in the UK (around
3,000) and provides delegates with an unmissable opportunity to:
• explore a variety of different aspects of diabetes
• share best practice
• find out about the latest research
• network with colleagues.
The different tracks are arranged in an interdisciplinary manner to allow delegates to
explore issues directly connected to their own area of work while also providing the
opportunity to engage with other professionals from a wide range of disciplines.
Delegates will come together for dynamic plenary sessions on key issues.
The theme for the 2009 conference is ‘The changing face of diabetes’. It represents
• the change from the basic disease model of the 1930’s, when the British
Diabetic Association was first formed, to a condition that is now
understood to include social and bio-psychological elements as well as
metabolic, vascular, endocrinological, genetic and immunological
• the recent paradigm shift in the understanding and management of
diabetes; diabetes has been transformed from a disease treated
exclusively by healthcare professionals to the present integrated care
system involving the wider community and patients themselves as care
• the exciting and innovative new developments in research, technology
and clinical practice which continue to re-define the frontiers of diabetes; a
range of these will be explored during the conference
The specific sessions I am interested to attend are:
• Name of the session – Speakers – Content of the session
(note: more information will be available beginning of October on the Programme,
Speakers and Chairs, and suggested APC itineraries pages on the website).
My personal objectives in attending the conference are:
• Objective 1
(note: you might want to use the listing of the specific sessions you are interested in
to express your objectives – instead of listing your objectives separately).
The costs involved with my attendance at the APC are as follows:
• Registration fee: one day/3-day – early bird rate etc (State here the relevant
rates – see Registration webpage)
• Travel costs: Return ticket to Glasgow - £
• Accommodation costs: Single room BB - £ per night x number of nights –
I would be grateful if you would consider supporting either part or the full expense of
If you have any question with regard to my request, please feel free to contact me, or
the Conferences team organising the conference:
Tel: 020 7424 1000
Thanking you for your consideration,