I am scheduled to present part of my PhD research at a conference in a few months. This will be my first conference after graduating from my PhD. I am now a postdoc at another university, but my current adviser's policy is to fund conference travel only for postdocs presenting research done by with him, i.e. he would not fund my travel to this conference to present research I had done during my PhD which did not involve him.
Is it normal for a PhD adviser to fund conference travel for graduated students, if the students are presenting work they have done during their PhD? If the graduated student had tenure-track jobs and their own source of funding for conference travel, then clearly the graduated student would be expected to use his/her own funding.
However, in my case, when I do not have funding for conference travel, is it normal to expect my PhD adviser to provide funding? I will ask my adviser about this directly, but I was wondering if there is a standard expected behavior for PhD advisers that generally applies in my situation.
If my PhD adviser is unable/unwilling to fund my travel, is it unreasonable for me to say that I cannot attend the conference? (I estimate the total cost of attending the conference to be ~$1K.)
Update: I asked my PhD adviser whether he could fund my conference travel, and he said yes immediately.