BIG Event 2016
Wed 20 - Fri 22 July
W5 Science Centre, Belfast
This year BIG is offering 2-3 bursary places which will pay registration fees for the BIG Event in Belfast and give limited travel and accommodation support. This is open to BIG members who are in the first five years of their professional career and have not attended a previous BIG Event.
Deadline: Friday 6 May 2016, 11.59 pm - sorry, late applications will not be considered.
Other assessment considerations
Special consideration will be given to applicants from smaller organisations and to applicants who adopt a creative and thrifty approach to their travel and accommodation costs. BIG is a not-for-profit organisation supported by its members and squeezes every last drop out of every last penny to support them.
What will you have to do in return?
Following attendance of the BIG Event, you will need to submit an article (approx. 400 words) for BIG’s enewsletter about your conference attendance or a related topic which would be of use and interest to the BIG community. Expenses will be issued following attendance of the BIG Event 2016 and on receipt of this article. We also hope you will be willing to give a hand at the conference where required; this gives you a great opportunity to create links with other delegates.
To apply for a conference place through the bursary, you must be a member of BIG and you will need fill in a form online by clicking on the Apply link below.
If it's easier for you to prepare your responses before completing the form, you can download it as a Word document to complete and then cut-and-paste your responses.
What happens next?
BIG will assess each application and attempt to award bursaries to achieve a geographic and subject area spread. You will be notified either way in the w/c 16 May 2016. Successful applicants will receive information about the bursary amount allotted to travel and accommodation and how to claim these expenses.
You are responsible for organising and paying for your own travel and accommodation and you will need to produce receipts for each item to claim your expenses.
If you are successful with your bursary application and have already booked and paid for your conference place, BIG will refund your registration fee.
If you have questions, please get in touch. Rachel Mason firstname.lastname@example.org