Young and Student Fellow Bursaries

Enabling young or student Fellows of the Society to read papers on Scottish themes at conferences of international standing

Bursaries are available to enable young and student Fellows of the Society (under 26 years old or a current full time matriculated student at 30 November of year of application – normally those who are currently “Under 26 or Student Fellows” of the Society) to read papers on Scottish themes at conferences of international standing within Britain or abroad. Individual bursaries do not normally exceed a maximum of £300 and are awarded competitively.

The Bursaries were created in 1985 utilising a generous bequest from Miss McKechnie and are made on the recommendation of the Grants and Awards Committee and are subject to funds being available.

Guidelines

A Bursary is awarded competitively with the specific aim to enable Young Fellows under 26 years old or full-time student Fellows at 30 November of year of application to read papers on Scottish themes at conferences of international standing within Britain or abroad.  Potential applicants should not be in receipt of other subventions which might cover the whole cost of attendance; but part or whole of a Bursary might be awarded to top up funds from other sources.  Applications are assessed on the basis of the ability of the candidate, the quality of the proposed paper, as judged on a synopsis accompanying the application, and the international standing of the conference itself.  A précis of the paper will be published on the Society’s website.

The detailed guidelines applicable for the Bursaries are available with the application form below and should be consulted prior to application.

Deadlines

Bursary applications should be addressed to the Director and arrive in the Society offices on or before the 30 November each year.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that supporting references and/or other documentation arrives with the Society by the deadline.

The Grants and Awards Committee usually meets in March and their recommendations are considered by Council in April, applicants can therefore expect to hear whether they have been successful either late in April or May each year.

Further deadlines regarding the use of grant money and reporting can be found in the guidelines.

Application Form

Download the Guidelines and Application Form.

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