- I'm currently a Postdoc at Research Institute I.
- I had a paper accepted at a conference. The conference will be in two months. I'm the single author.
- Next month I'll start working as a Postdoc at Research Institute II.
Question: In this kind of situation who pays the travel? I should note that both research groups have enough money for travels.
On the one hand I'm hesitating to ask my current advisor to pay for a trip to a conference which I will attend after leaving the group. On the other hand, I'm hesitating to ask my next advisor to pay for a trip to a conference about a paper which was completed before I arrive there.
I have to agree with Jouni Siren -- all early career researchers will have this year-to-year uncertainty and should keep presenting and be productive no matter what. Travel should be paid by 1st place since that is the work you are presenting. Backup options are: write travel grant, gently ask new place, self-fund. If none of those options are possible consider sending your slides to 1st place for someone there to present or in the worst case, withdrawing.