Travel Awards

The BSCR offers travel grants and bursaries to members to assist with conference attendance

Attend a BSCR meeting - BSCR Travel Grants

Travel bursaries with a maximum value of £200 are available for PhD and DPhil students wishing to attend BSCR meetings. Bursaries may be awarded, depending on the availability of funds, as a contribution towards the cost of attending BSCR meetings. Awards are made at the discretion of the BSCR Treasurer, whose decision will be final. The aim of the scheme is to encourage PhD and DPhil students to attend and contribute to the meeting.


  • The applicant must be registered for a PhD or DPhil in an institution in the United Kingdom.
  • The applicant must be a member of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research at the time of application.
  • The applicant must be the presenting author of an abstract accepted for communication at the meeting.
  • The applicant must state the mode of travel (e.g. rail, car, etc.) and claims must be based on the most economical mode and class of travel up to a maximum of £150.
  • Hotel accommodation must be no more than 3* or equivalent.
  • The cost of meals may not be included in the claim.
  • Awards are made at the discretion of the BSCR Treasurer, whose decision will be final.


To apply for economic support to attend one of our meetings, please complete this application form and send it to the address indicated in it.

Attend other relevant cardiovascular meetings - Travel Bursary Scheme

The BSCR has a small budget available each financial year to support members to attend relevant cardiovascular-themed meetings around the World. Travel bursaries are awarded in exchange for a report of the meeting to be published as part of our e-Bulletin, available on the website and promoted through Twitter. We also encourage you to include your best photographs (previous reports can be found here).

Travel bursaries are awarded as follows and are paid upon receipt of the meeting report:

  • UK meetings (£100)
  • European Meetings (£200)
  • International Meetings (£300)

Please note that applications will only be accepted from researchers that have been members of the Society for a minimum of one year. Awards are made at the discretion of the Bulletin Editor, whose decision will be final.

If you are planning to travel to a relevant cardiovascular meeting and would like to apply for a Travel Bursary, please apply before the meeting using the form below. We aim to provide an outcome on your application within 7 days. Informal enquiries can be made to the BSCR Bulletin Editor, Dr Christina Warboys (

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