BSIR Bursaries, Awards and Grants

In order to support the BSIR Membership, the BSIR offers funding through three main channels:

BSIR Bursaries

  • Bursaries offer funding for individual projects or endeavours, which have been reviewed against publicly-available criteria by a BSIR Committee and approved for financial support.
  • Total funds available to support these bursaries are decided and agreed within the Executive Officers team annually.
  • Current bursaries available are the Education, Research and Robert Bardsley Bursaries. 

BSIR Educational Awards

  • Awards offer an agreed amount of financial support to enable attendance at BSIR educational events. 
  • These are awarded based on academic merit, following the submission of abstracts, essays or case studies, depending on the event.
  • Examples of these awards include Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) Essay Scholarships, ASM Case Study Awards, the Robert Bardsley Award and IOUK Educational Awards. 

BSIR Educational Grants

  • Grants offer an agreed amount of financial support to enable attendance at BSIR educational events. 
  • There is no element of academic merit or achievement required to access these grants.
  • In order to responsibly spend BSIR funds, these grants are only available where proof that an individual cannot secure support from other sources has been submitted.
  • Examples of these grants are the Educational Grants offered to support attendance at the ASM.