Awards and Bursaries

Personal Bursaries

NatSCA provides bursaries to members to help cover costs of attending training courses and conferences. Details about eligibility, conditions, amounts available and how to apply will be provided when courses and conferences are advertised. For queries regarding bursaries, please contact us at

The deadlines for bursary applications are as follows: end of November, August, January and May

The Bill Pettit Award

Since 2011 the Bill Pettit Award has been made available to NatSCA members to support projects including the conservation, access, and use of natural science collections.

Applications for the 2013 Bill Pettit Memorial Award are now closed. Congratulations to our award recipients! For information about future awards, please get in contact by emailing us at

You can read about the activities of our 2012 Bill Pettit Memorial Award winner, Dr Heleen Plaisier of St. Andrews University, here.