The BSAC grants programme is currently under review. No calls for applications will be made while this review is underway.
These Scholarships are open to applicants on a worldwide basis.
Individuals already living, working or researching in the UK are not eligible to apply.
Individuals who have already received any training outside of their own country are also not eligible to apply.
Successful candidates will be paid a grant of £1,250 per calendar month for a maximum of 6 months.
The host institution will receive a consumables grant of £600 per calendar month for the duration of the scholarship.
The Society will reimburse the cost of return air fares and travel via the most economical route (applicants must seek approval for all travel costs within their application form).
The BSAC typically awards 1- 2 Overseas Scholarships each year. Applications are considered by the BSAC Grants Committee in May each year.
Conditions for Overseas Scholarships:
These are open to scholars living outside the UK and are subject to the usual Terms and Conditions for the BSAC Grants Programme. Applicants must provide a statement describing how the visit to the UK, and the training, will benefit them and their institution upon return to their country.
Individuals already living, working, or researching in the UK are not eligible to apply. Individuals who have already received any training outside of their own country are also not eligible to apply.
Candidates are required to identify a UK sponsor/Host Institute (the BSAC cannot, and does not, offer advice on this). The BSAC does not arrange flights, accommodation, visas, insurances or any other required documentation for scholars (this is the sole responsibility of the scholar and/or sponsor).
The Application Process: Applications received in this category are subject to a three-step review process as follows: 1) a peer review process by the BSAC Grants Committee, 2) a triage process, and 3) a final review by the BSAC Grants Committee*. The triage process (step 2) is to assess the eligibility of all applicants & research topics, applications not successful at this stage will be rejected and applicants notified directly. *The final review (step 3) takes place at the BSAC Grants Committee meeting, held in May of each year. Applicants through to this stage of the process are notified of a final decision by the 31 May each year.
Making an Application for a BSAC Overseas Scholarship: Applicants must complete the relevant application form as follows:
a) Project Title
b) Introductory background
c) Hypotheses to be tested
d) Plan of investigation
e) Clear outline of the training the scholar will receive
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019, at 23:59 GMT/UK time.
Award Date: By 31 May 2019.
Award date: High scoring applications are considered by the BSAC Grants Committee in May each year, and applicants are notified by the end of May. Scholarships are taken up the same year in which they are awarded.
Declaration / Co-Funding:
The BSAC does not currently offer co-funding of grants. When applying for any BSAC grant, all applicants must declare if they have sought, or if they intend to seek, any financial support outside of BSAC for the same grant. The BSAC must be informed of any grants awarded outside of BSAC funding and the application withdrawn immediately.
Reviewer Feedback to Grant Applicants: The BSAC only offers feedback for those applications that are peer-reviewed by external reviewers (Research, Education & PhD Studentship applications).
Written Reports: Successful applicants are required to submit a written report on completion of their project, using the BSAC report form at the top of this page. The report form should be submitted to BSAC Grants via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants who have already completed a report to their Institute for this grant can also include this with the completed BSAC report form.
Reports should include the following information based on your project:
Payment / Claiming Funds:
Payment will be made directly to the host institution, who will administer the grant on behalf of the applicant. Payment is made upon receipt of an official invoice from the Secretary/Finance Officer of the Institution where the applicant is based. Funds can be claimed in total (in advance or in arrears). For payment enquiries contact Debbie Irwin at: email@example.com
All correspondence, including submission of final reports, should be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org