Bristol Collegiate Research Society Conference and Training Scholarships

Applications for the Bristol Collegiate Research Society Conference and Training Scholarships 2021 will open on 15 January.

University of Bristol postgraduate researchers and early career researchers can apply for a Bristol Collegiate Research Society Scholarship — an award of up to £500 to cover the costs of attending virtual conferences, symposia, or training held anywhere in the world. 

Under normal circumstances, Bristol Collegiate Research Society Scholarships can be used to cover the costs of attending in-person events — and for associated expenses, such as travel, accommodation and subsistence. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently encouraging applications that are linked to online events — for example, attending a virtual conference. However, we will keep this situation under review, and will update our application information in light of the latest UK Government and University of Bristol guidance. If you have any questions about using funds for in-person activities, please contact Sarah Watts

The Bristol Collegiate Research Society

Find out more about the work of the society — and the support it offers to PGRs, postdocs and academics.

Questions about the scholarships?

If you have any questions about the scholarships, please contact Sarah Watts.

Applications open on 15th January 2021 and are accepted on a rolling basis while funds last, and until 10am on 19th April 2021. 


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must: 

  • be a fully registered postgraduate researcher or active early career researcher (e.g. post-doctoral researcher, research fellow within 5 years of graduating from your research degree) 

    at the time of the conference/symposium/training;





  • attend or be actively involved in a conference/symposium/training by end of June 2021 at the latest (please note, as the award is made on a reibursement basis, you must be able to claim the funding for your costs, using receipts, by 26th April 2021);






  • not have already received an award from the scholarship within the same funding cycle (i.e. 2020-2021).

For more information and to apply, please visit our Sharepoint site.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Watts at

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