Bursaries and funding

The TSG supports Students and Early Career Researcher attendance at conferences by providing up to £500 bursary for e.g. conference fees, travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Please note: due to the popularity of these bursaries, and the number of high quality applicants, we cannot accept any more applications for the 2017 bursaries. The bursary will reopen in 2018. Many apologies to those hoping to look to TSG for support for upcoming events in 2017. The application and judging process has been modified so as to avoid this happening again in the future!

Preference will be given to applicants who:

*   Are giving an oral or poster presentation at the conference
*   Are undertaking research that is scientifically important but may struggle to attract other funding.
*   Appreciate how attending the conference will specifically benefit them and their research.
*   Have attended and preferably presented at a TSG conference previously.
*   Do not have other funding mechanism for supporting conference attendance.

The conference should also provide an appropriate environment for dissemination of the applicant’s research, and the costs proposed are reasonable. The awards are aimed for PhD and postgrad students, but not exclusively so – Early Career Researchers (within 3 years of completing their PhD) may also apply.

If successful, the applicant will be sent a cheque to the value of their award. Further, a short article about the conference must be provided for the TSG website within 4 weeks of the conference. You can read accounts from previous bursary winners here.

To apply, please complete the application form and send to the TSG Secretary. Applications are welcome all year round, but please not that there are three deadlines for judging bursary applications: 1st March, 1st July, 1st Nov. Two bursaries will be awarded from each cohort of applications. The TSG secretary will notify you of the committee’s decision within 4 weeks of these deadlines. Given these timescales, we recommend applying for bursaries 3-6 months before the relevant conference.

TSG Bursary Application Form (Right click and choose “Save As” to download)