Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 31 January, 2007

Written Answers. - Research Funding.

Mr. Carey asked the Minister for Education and Science if she will identify a programme subhead to enable the presenter (details supplied) of a research paper to recoup the cost to them of their involvement at a conference; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1407/07]

  Ms Hanafin: My Department does not have any provision of funding available for the re-coupment of such costs. It is standard International Practice for these fees to be charged by Conference Partners when the person concerned presents a research paper in this manner. Any issues regarding the level and payment of such fees are the responsibility of the presenter of the paper and the hosts/organisers of the conference in question.