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Postgraduate Conference Attendance Grants

Deadline(s): 30 September and 1 February.

Funds are available to support postgraduate student attendance at conferences, including the BSG Annual Meeting, whether in the UK or overseas. Funds are available to attend any conference that is either strongly focused on geomorphology, or have sessions with a strong geomorphological focus. The Research Sub-Committee reserves the right to reject proposals for attendance at conferences that are not suitably aligned to the discipline of geomorphology. Applications are ranked based on scientific merit, along with an assessment of the overall value to the student and the broader discipline of attending the meeting. In general, preference will be given to attendance at significant meetings by postgraduates who are in a position to present substantive research findings: a core aim of this scheme is to enable postgraduates to disseminate their work. Preference may also be given to applicants who have previously attended a BSG Annual Meeting.

Applicants should note that the BSG will normally restrict support to £500 for conferences within the applicant's continent, and to £750 for conferences outside of the applicant's continent. In exceptional circumstances, up to £1000 can be awarded.

Applicants should take care to outline the full costs of attending the meeting, taking care to fully justify (not merely list) any resources requested from the BSG. The BSG is unlikely to support requests for subsistence expenses. Applicants should provide details of how any additional costs (i.e. those not requested from the Society) will be met.

All successful applicants are required to:

  • acknowledge BSG (Wiley) support where relevant (publications and conferences),
  • provide a written report to the Reports Officer for publication on the website.
  • claim their awards within 1 month of notification, otherwise the BSG reserve the right to withdraw the grant award.

Grant applications

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Application Procedure

Applicants should complete the on-line application details. You will also be asked to provide the contact details for an individual (normally your PhD supervisor/advisor who can provide a supporting reference. That reference should also confirm you are a registered student. On submission of your application, your referee will be contacted automatically via e-mail and invited to upload their statements. Note that an application is NOT complete until the reference is uploaded. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that their referee uploads their statement by the published funding deadline: incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are therefore advised to submit the on-line application well in advance of the stated deadline.

An email will be generated automatically to confirm successful receipt of the application.

Click here for details of the assessment criteria and procedures.

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