BSECS is glad to be able to support postgraduate and early career scholars to attend this conference. Three BSECS bursaries and three Swansea University Research Institute of Arts and Humanities bursaries, all of £50 each, will be available for delegates whose papers have been accepted, and who are either registered for a higher degree at a higher education institution within the European Union or are within five years of the award of the PhD. These bursaries are intended to contribute towards the travel costs of delegates who do not have access to financial support from their home institutions and/or funding body, or whose sources of financial support are limited. Precedence will be given to full time students and to early career scholars with no current academic affiliation.

Bursary Application

The online application form below is for a) postgraduate students enrolled on a programme of PhD or equivalent study at a higher education establishment whose papers have been accepted for presentation at the BSECS Conference, or b) an early career member of BSECS who has submitted their PhD thesis in the last five years and who does not currently hold a full-time academic job in a college or university, nor any permanent position that supports academic research and whose paper has been accepted for presentation at the BSECS Conference.

Please be aware that the Bursary will not be paid until after the conference has taken place.

Alternatively download the bursary form as a PDF here, fill in by hand and post, or download the bursary form as Word document here and submit via email.

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Institutional Affiliation*

Topic of PhD Research*

Your PhD Supervisor*

Please list publications, if any, up to a total of four*

The Title of your Paper

Please note: your paper must already have been submitted to the BSECS conference website*

If you have previously received a postgraduate
bursary from BSECS, please say in which year(s)

Further Information

Please explain, in no more than 250 words, how attendance at the BSECS conference will benefit your academic career*

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