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Palaeontological Association Carer’s Bursary

Bursaries are made to support attendance at Association meetings by researchers with caring responsibilities. Normally the budget for an individual bursary will be a maximum of £250 GBP. Applications must include a supporting statement and a breakdown of anticipated expenses, supported by quotes where possible. Appropriate costs include attendance of a carer or use of local childcare facilities (for care of accompanying young children), or other caring costs at home.

Bursaries will be awarded to applications received prior to the application deadline. Applications will be assessed by the PalAss Diversity Group; if there are several eligible applicants, awards will be made on a first-come first-served basis. No subsequent report on expenditure is required.

Successful applicants will be invited to submit a brief statement (<60 words) describing the impact of the bursary on their career. This statement may be used in publicity for the bursary scheme and thus should not contain any confidential or sensitive information.

The principal applicant must be a member of the Association. Applications must be submitted electronically via this webpage. Any associated publicity must mention the support of the Association.

Successful awards will be paid retrospectively on the submission of receipts for reasonable costs (e.g. economy air fares or train tickets, accommodation, subsistence, care costs).


17th May (Progressive Palaeontology) and 8th November (Annual Meeting) at 23:59 BST. 

Note these are currently provisional dates and may change nearer the events.

Required supporting information

  • A cover letter detailing the case for support (no more than one A4 page)
  • Receipts or quotations for expenses
  • Details of any pending or previous applications for funds

These documents must be submitted in a single PDF file.

Online Submission

Application Form

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