BSLS Postgraduate Conference Fund

The BSLS is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for postgraduate student members. The Postgraduate Conference Fund will offer two bursaries of £200 for BSLS postgraduate members toward the cost of presenting research papers at conferences (this excludes the BSLS annual conference, which has its own postgraduate bursary scheme). In addition to funding attendance at literature and science conferences, we would like to fund members who intend to give papers on literature and science at conferences which are not specifically focused on this topic, in order to promote the study of our field more widely.


To be eligible applicants must

  • Be a member of the BSLS
  • Be a current research student
  • Be presenting a paper at a conference


Eligible expenses include conference fees, travel and accommodation costs. Applicants must provide an outline of their research paper, justify why the funds are required (i.e. give a break-down of the budget) and state whether they have applied to any other funding sources (and the outcomes of those applications). You should also state why you think the particular conference you have chosen would be valuable, both for your own career and with regard to the wider objectives of the BSLS. Applications should be no longer than 500 words.


Successful applicants will be expected to write a short report on their paper and experience of the conference, which will be published on the BSLS website.


The deadline for applications is 15 January 2016. Decisions will be made by 28 February for conferences running from 1 March 2016.

Please send applications to Josie Gill (