Travel Awards

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

BSCR Travel Grants

Funding to attend a BSCR meeting

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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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Application

To apply for economic support to attend one of our meetings download this application form (go to "file" then "download"). Post the completed form along with all original receipts to the address given on the form.

Funding to attend Other Relevent meetings

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At the BSCR we offer travel grants to encourage our early career members to present their work at non-BSCR but relevant conferences. These are open to Undergraduates, Masters students, PhD students, DPhil students and postdocs within 5 years of their PhD. Applicants must be the presenting author on the meeting abstract and must have been a member of the BSCR for at least one year. We will award up to £300, depending on the location of the meeting.

  • UK meetings: up to £100
  • European meetings: up to £200
  • International meetings: up to £300

The only catch is that in exchange for a travel grant, we require applicants to submit a meeting report for publication on our blog. We would like to hear about why you chose this meeting, what were the themes, and what were your favourite parts. Share with us the academic and social highlights, the prizes that were awarded, and any new connections made. Pictures are strongly encouraged! These could be of the sights, of yourself presenting, or simply of a couple of early career investigators enjoying a drink together in the sunshine!

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be registered for a Undergraduate Degree, Masters Degree, PhD, DPhil or postdoc (within 5 years of their PhD) in an institution in the United Kingdom.
  • Applications will only be accepted from those who have been members of the Society for a minimum of one year.
  • The applicant must be the presenting author of an abstract accepted for communication at the meeting.
  • You must agree to submit a meeting report if awarded a travel grant.

Application

If you wish to apply, you can find the application form here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Sophie Saxton (sophie.saxton@manchester.ac.uk)

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