How can I make a BSH grant application?

To make an application for a BSH grant or scholarship, select the 'Apply for a BSH Grant' option under the Membership tab at the top of the screen.

You will need to be logged in for the application form to appear.

Complete the application form, remembering to attach any supporting documentation for your application, and press ‘submit’. You will then receive an email confirming that your application has been received.

If you have any further questions regarding your application, please feel free to contact the Grants Team at grants@b-s-h.org.uk

When can I expect to hear the outcome of my application?

Applications for grants are sent to the Scientific and Publications Committee for their review and decision. Early Stage Research start-up grants are externally reviewed by an independent expert.

All grants and scholarships vary in the time taken for review depending on their complexity.  The table below provides an approximate guide to the time from the point of submission, or deadline if the grant you are applying for has one, to being notified of the outcome.

GRANT/SCHOLARSHIP

REVIEW TURNAROUND

ASM

3-4 WEEKS

Travel Scholarship

4 WEEKS

Visiting Fellow

10-12 WEEKS

Student Elective Scholarships

6 WEEKS

Early Stage Research start-up grants

10-12 WEEKS

Meeting Support

8 WEEKS

When can I expect payment once my application has been approved?

Once the correct bank account details and any relevant documentation has been provided, payment will be processed and the funds paid into your nominated account within six weeks for UK bank accounts and within eight weeks for international payments.

Please note, you will be contacted regarding your bank account details after you have been notified of the success of your application.

For Student Electives, Annual Scientific Meeting scholarships and Travel Scholarships, funding will be paid into your personal bank account.

Funding for a Meeting Support, Visiting Fellow or an Early Stage Research start-up grant will need to be paid into your institution's bank account not a personal bank account, so we will require the institution's bank account details.

Do I need to provide a report after I have attended my conference/workshop?

Yes, all grants and scholarships require you to provide a post-meeting report:

  • Travel Scholarships and Student Elective Scholarships require a report within 8 weeks of completion of the meeting/elective.
  • Early Stage Research start-up grants require a report within one year of the award and Visiting Fellow scholarships require a report upon completion of the fellowship.
  • Please send your report to grants@b-s-h.org.uk upon completion
Is there a set format for my post conference/workshop report?

We provide templates for all of our grant reports:

Travel Scholarship, Student Elective and Meeting Support

Visiting Fellow and Early Stage Research Start Up Grant

We also ask that Visiting Fellow and Early Stage Research grant recipients provide a detailed account of spending in either Word or Excel form.

I received a grant previously - when can I next apply for the same grant?

Some of our grants have restrictions on how frequently they can be received.

Travel Support (Travel Scholarships, Visiting Fellow and ASM Grants

Each category of Travel Support award can be received once every three years. For example, an individual can receive a travel scholarship, a visiting fellow and an ASM grant all in the same year (though preference will generally be given to those who have not received funding previously).

For these purposes, ASH, EHA and generic Travel Scholarships are all considered to be part of one Travel Support category.

The three-year period is based on calendar years. If you have received a Travel Scholarship in 2015, you will be unable to apply for another scholarship in 2015, 2016 or 2017. In this instance the next eligible year would be 2018.

Early Stage Research

Members will only be eligible for one Early Stage Research Grant; if you have received a BSH research grant previously you will not be eligible for any future applications.

Meeting Support

There is no restriction on how often you can apply for a meeting support grant. However, preference will generally be given to those who have not previously received funding.

Student Elective Scholarships

There is no restriction on how often you can apply for a Student Elective Scholarship. However, preference will generally be given to those who have not previously received funding.

 

What should I do if I have any queries about a grant or my application?

If you have any queries regarding any of the grants and scholarships available, or about an application that has already been submitted, please send an email to grants@b-s-h.org.uk.

Alternatively, you can telephone +44(0)207 713 2095 and speak with the Grants Team, who will be happy to help.