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. Current success rates for this scheme (based on grants processed in the March 2016 round) are 87%. 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 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. Particular attention should be paid to justifying requests for subsistence (e.g. during conference attendance) – the BSG is only likely to offer partial support for subsistence, taking into account the normal costs of living. 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 6 months of notification, otherwise the BSG reserve the right to withdraw the grant award.