Student Bursaries

Students who do not have access to conference funding are eligible to apply for one of a limited number of BESA bursaries. The bursary will fund attendance at the BESA Early Career Researchers Pre-Conference, attendance at BESA Annual Conference (including the conference dinner) as well as BESA membership for the following year.

We are only able to offer a limited number of bursaries each year. The successful applicants are selected from among the strongest conference applications made by students to our main conference as judged by the Conference Review Panel. We hope that all those who are unsuccessful in their application for a bursary will be able to locate other funding so as to attend our conference none the less.

Students who wish to apply for the bursary need to meet the following conditions. They must…

  • write and submit the abstract themselves.
  • have chosen a presentation topic which is relevant to the theme/themes of the conference.
  • submit an abstract in time for the submission deadline.
  • be the primary presenter in their presentation.
  • identify themselves as a student and indicate their desire to apply for a bursary during the abstract submission process.
  • be able to self-fund their travelling expenses and any additional nights of accommodation costs beyond the one night covered by the bursary.

Please read the full guidelines and bursary terms and conditions below before making an application.

Download the BESA bursary recommendations (PDF, 157KB)