Conference Support Fund for BAS and non-BAS Events

The BAS Conference Support Fund (CSF) offers support for members to attend BAS organised and non-BAS organised events (that are relevant to the aims/focus of the Society). Applications are considered twice a year. The total budget available for BAS and non-BAS events is £2,000 per annum and the total number of awards made is at the discretion of the BAS Committee. The Society also retains the right not to award any money in a given year.  Applications CANNOT be made after you have attended an event. See below for full details and a link to the application form for each grant type – please use the correct one.

Successful applicants are required to provide a report of the funded event which will be published on this website. Please see BAS Funding Reports for previous recipient reports.
 
BAS Events

Applicants to this fund do not have to be BAS members at the time of application, but will be required to join as part of the process of registering for the event.

  • Normally, up to ten places will be sponsored at each BAS International Conference
  • Normally, applicants may apply for sponsorship up to a maximum of £300. Applicants for the BAS Conference are usually asked to select a specific package of support (e.g. 3-day registration; 1-day registration plus travel up to a maximum amount). See the application form for details.
  • Applications CANNOT be made after you have attended an event.
  • Please fill in the application form electronically and email it to the CSF Officer (details at the end of the form). There is no need to post a hard copy. Your email will be taken in lieu of a signature – the time and date on the email MUST be before the deadline.

To download the guidelines and application form for a BAS International Conference Grant click HERE (and check your downloads folder)
 

Non-BAS Events

Applicants to this fund must have been BAS members for at least 1 year at the time of application.
 
  • People who have been BAS members for at least 1 year may apply to this fund to support attendance at conferences, symposia and workshops relevant to the interests of the BAS, but not run by BAS.
  • Those who have previously received support from this fund may not re-apply for a minimum of 2 years.
  • UK members may apply to attend both UK and overseas conferences.
  • Overseas members may only apply to attend conferences in the UK.
  • Awards to individual applicants will not exceed £400.
  • This fund may not be used to support attendance at the BAS International Conference (see BAS Events Grants).
  • Applications CANNOT be made after you have attended an event.
  • Please fill in the application form electronically and email it to the CSF Officer (details at the end of the form). There is no need to post a hard copy. Your email will be taken in lieu of a signature – the time and date on the email MUST be before the deadline.
To download the guidelines and application form for NON BAS events click HERE (and check downloads folder)
 

The next deadline is 31st August 2024

 

To contact the CSF Officer with queries about either funding opportunity, email conference-support-fund@bas.org.uk