The purpose of the BSR Student Travel Grant is to encourage our student members to disseminate their research and build their research network by either supplementing travel to a national/international conference, or supplementing funding for a short research visit. Research visits that connect academia and industry are especially encouraged.
BSR will award up to £200 for UK-based, up to £500 for European-based conference travel, and up to £750 for conference travel in the rest of the world. In the case of research visits (or combined conference and research visit), BSR will award up to £500 for UK-based and £1000 for non-UK-based research activity.
Applicants for a student travel grant must be a member of the Society, may be working worldwide and presenting research at a conference (by paper or poster) or visiting another institution for the purpose of research.
The grants are expected to supplement existing sources of funding that would not cover the whole cost of travel. Suitable conferences include the International Congress of Rheology, the Annual European Rheology Conference and conferences organized by the Society.
Applications should be made using the form below.
In the case of conference travel, submissions should include the name and location of the conference, the title, authors and abstract of the paper submitted to the conference. The support of the British Society of Rheology should be mentioned in the conference presentation, and the Society's logo may be used for this purpose.
In the case of a short research visit, submissions should include the name and location of the host institution/company, and a short synopsis of the intended research.
A breakdown of the projected costs and a brief supporting letter from the research supervisor (and the host institution/company in the case of a research visit) should also be included.
The BSR will accept applications at any time of year, with successful applicants notified within four weeks. Payment of the grant will be made on receipt of a conference report suitable for publication in the Bulletin of the Society.