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Our education bursary to support colleagues in low and middle-income countries is open to all member and non-member health professionals, providing the opportunity to secure funding towards one of our education courses or conferences.

Deadline: 23:59, 30 November 2021

These bursaries are available to both members and non-members to help fund attendance at BSR and BSR-accredited educational events. They will provide successful applicants with the opportunity to enhance their rheumatology skills and knowledge as well as supporting the development of rheumatology services in these countries. There are two application rounds a year: one for January-July events, and one for August-December.

Your options:

  • Rheumatology for specialist nurses

  • Case-based conference

  • Core skills in rheumatology

  • External BSR-accredited courses (please check with us as to what these are)

Apply now

Apply for a low- and middle-income countries education bursary

This round is open until 30 November

Apply now

Applicant information

Who can apply?

  • This bursary is open to members and non-members, and to all professional roles

How to apply

You must:

  • Submit an application form, which asks about the conference or course you would like to attend, your suitability for the bursary, how you'd use the experience to enhance your professional knowledge (max 200 words), whether you have a BSR membership and;

  • Submit a two-page CV (if you submit a CV longer than this, only the first two pages will be sent to the reviewing panel)

Further information

  • As this application round covers all our courses and conferences from August to December, you may be applying for a bursary to support your funding before or after attending an event

  • Due to this, please book your place on the course/conference you wish to attend, as you may not be successful until after registration has closed. You can still apply for a bursary for an event that you have already attended

  • Bursary money is reimbursed up to three weeks after receiving the claim. Claims must be made within three months of bursary being awarded; any claims received after this are not reimbursed

  • You may apply for more than one bursary, but if successful, you're ineligible for further bursaries for two years from the start date of your course/event

  • If awarded a bursary, you'll be given an expenses claim form to complete and return. Bursaries are a retrospective reimbursement so this isn't issued until after the course/conference

  • If you have any questions or require further information, contact the Education team