Awards and Bursaries

Bursaries for SPNHC 2022 Conference Edinburgh

The deadline for applications has been extended to 14th March 2022.

This year NatSCA is partnering with the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) to deliver an ambitious international conference. We’re really excited about the opportunities this will bring to the NatSCA community, and so to support attendance despite the increased costs, NatSCA would like to offer a number of bursaries for members. There is a limited amount of money and this year the Committee is offering:

Five bursaries of up to £250 each towards in-person conference attendance

Ten bursaries of £115 each towards virtual attendance

Bursaries may be set against your:
• registration fee
• travel costs
• accommodation costs

Conditions:
• Only members of the Natural Science Collections Association can apply.
• Bursaries are limited to one per person per year.
• All successful applicants must submit an article, for either the NatSCA blog or Notes & Comments (see website), before the bursary can be paid. The subject of the article is to be agreed with the Blog Editor.
• Travel costs to be agreed with the Bursary Committee at the earliest possible date.
• International applications will be considered at the discretion of the Committee.
• In the case of competition, preference will be given to people who have not received a bursary previously.
• Bursaries are only open to individual members. Institutional members cannot apply.

ALL bursaries are given at the discretion of the Bursary Committee and require:
i) receipts of payment (submitted to Treasurer) by August 15th
ii) a conference report (submitted to Editor) by August 15th

To apply for a bursary, please fill in the application form and return to bursaries@natsca.org by 14th March 2022:
Conference Bursary Application Form