Award of a travel grant does not signify approval of conference leave to attend the meeting. Application for leave must be made separately to the Head of Department and approved by the Dean. It is the responsibility of the staff member concerned to make appropriate arrangements with the Head of Department to cover teaching responsibilities.
These arrangements must be approved by the Head of Department.
Academic staff in the Dunedin School of Medicine are invited to submit applications for grants to attend conferences. All applications from staff must be submitted through the Head of Department using the standard application form.
Joint clinical staff must seek separate approval for leave and confirmation of financial support through the appropriate SDHB process.
Any approval of financial support through this current application process is subject to confirmation of receipt of matching SDHB approval.
Academic staff in the Department are required to complete a leave of absence form for the period of time when they are working away from their normal workplace. It is not Annual, Sick, Research and Study Leave, Conference Leave, Leave Without Pay, or Discretionary Leave.
Leave of Absence can be taken at any time and is not linked to Conference Leave alone.
All applications must be submitted through the Head of Department using the standard application form.
Application form for leave of absence (Microsoft Word)
Online accident report forms and hazard notification forms (University of Otago Health and Safety website)