Apply for a bursary
Bursaries are awarded in four categories:
- Science Communication students (UK, Full/Part time)
- Freelancers and individuals from non-profit organisations with less than 15 staff
- Researchers involved in public engagement
- Volunteers who have made a substantial and regular contribution to science communication initiatives over a considerable period of time
Bursaries are only awarded to applicants in the UK and priority will be given to those who haven't received a bursary previously.
Bursaries are awarded based on how you hope to benefit from attending the Conference and how you will contribute and pass on ideas to your colleagues. Please be as specific as possible.
Applicants can only apply once. Awardees of a previous Conference bursary are not eligible to re-apply.
Bursary applications close at midnight on Friday 29 March.
Applicants will be notified by Monday 8 April.
A bursary covers a two day delegate pass and Conference social events, although you can apply for just one day. If required, a bursary can also be used to help with travel and accommodation expenses – you will need to justify this in this application; only standard-class travel will be included and accommodation will be within budget hotels, hostels, university student accommodation or similar.
What you need to do
Bursary recipients are required to produce a written one page summary of one of the Conference sessions chosen by the British Science Association. You will also need to provide receipts for any travel or accommodation.
If you are eligible and apply for a bursary but are not selected and would still like to attend, you are guaranteed a place at the Conference and will only be charged the early bird conference fee (or the concessionary fee if eligible).
If you have any questions about your application please email Toby Shannon.