BSPS awards and grants

BSPS Event Funding

The British Society for Population Studies holds several events throughout the year, in addition to the Annual Conference. These are organised by members on topics that they feel merit discussion. Suggestions for future events are always welcomed by the Secretariat, and may be jointly promoted with other organizations. BSPS provides a limited amount of funding and administrative support for these seminars. If you would like to organise a seminar, please use the proposal form below.

Event proposal form|

BSPS international travel grants

BSPS does not currently award direct research grants, but does provide bursaries for members of the society to attend conferences and professional meetings outside the UK. BSPS will normally offer support only for open conferences held overseas and not for internal seminars. International travel grants are not awarded for the attendance of overseas members at the BSPS Conference, or other conferences held in the UK.

Applications will be considered at any time during the year but applications must be made well in advance of the conference date. Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis, at the discretion of the President and Honorary Treasurer, whose decision is final. A completed application form (below) must be submitted.  

Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of £250. Eligibility criteria include the following conditions:

  • Must have been BSPS members for one year before becoming eligible & membership subscription must be up-to-date at the time of application.
  • Awards are usually made for oral presentations but posters MAY be considered.
  • Presentations must be on a demographic topic 
  • Awards will be limited to one per individual every two years, subject to funds being available
  • Must have exhausted other funding possibilities such as own department
  • Preparation of a report of the conference for the BSPS Newsletter
  • Presentation of a financial account
  • Entry requirements to the country in question have been satisfied and a visa is in place, if required.

BSPS will monitor said conditions.

 BSPS internationa ltravel grant application 2015|