The calls for travel bursaries are now closed

A limited number of travel bursaries of up to £250 have been made available to support selected attendees of RSE2017. The bursaries can be used to cover travel costs to Manchester, including hotel and reasonable subsistence costs. Note that travel bursaries cannot be used to pay the conference registration (£150). Travel bursaries will be paid retrospectively after the end of the conference, after receipt of a correctly completed expense claim form including original receipts, and confirmation that you attended both days of the conference. The expense claim form will be available to collect on the second day from 3pm onwards at the registration table.

More information, including terms and conditions on claiming back money

Travel bursaries were awarded based on the following criteria;

  • Widening participation – we wish to ensure that RSE2017 has a diverse range of attendees from across different backgrounds, skill levels, career backgrounds etc. We will therefore prioritise travel bursaries for applicants that come from under-represented backgrounds and who find it difficult or challenging to access travel money (e.g. because they don’t have access to research funding).
  • Encouraging interaction – we would like attendees of RSE2017 to share knowledge and expertise, e.g. via active participation in workshops, enthusiastic engagement with tutorials, by presenting excellent talks and posters and by fully networking and engaging with other attendees, with UKRSE and sponsors.

To keep the bursary, successful applicants must register before August 1st, and will need to confirm their attendance at RSE2017.