Science Communication Conference

The annual event for those involved with public engagement to share ideas and best practice


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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.

Bursary package

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.

Unsuccessful applicants

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.

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I understand and agree to the following: a. Bursaries are subject to confirmation of funding by BIS b. Successful recipients are required to produce various outputs as part of their bursary. This includes, but not limited to, written summaries of sessions attended, responses to feedback surveys and follow-up enquiries from the conference organisers. c. I accept that the British Science Association is a charity and bursaries will be used to maximum value to the awardee and the Association’s aims to support those involved with science communication.