Awards and Bursaries

Personal Bursaries

NatSCA provides bursaries of up to £100 to members to help cover costs of attending training courses and conferences. Details of conditions and how to apply are available on request. Please contact us at for more information.

Bursary applications are considered throughout the year.

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.

NatSCA are pleased to invite applications for our Bill Pettit Memorial Award grant scheme. Up to £1,500 is available to support projects including conservation, access and use of natural science collections.The deadline for applications is Friday the 11th of December 2015 and more information on how to apply can be found here.

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You can read about the activities of our 2012 Bill Pettit Memorial Award winner, Dr Heleen Plaisier of St. Andrews University, here and one of our 2013 award recipients on our blog.