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NW Travel Bursary
BFWG North West Travel Bursary 2024

North West Travel Bursary 2024

BFWG North West offers a bursary by competition of £500 to enable a woman postgraduate student to attend a conference relevant to her studies or research in 2024 and free introductory membership of BFWG for a year.

Entries for 2024 closed on Tuesday 9 January 2024

BFWG North West Travel Bursary Area of Eligibility
Application Instructions


* Must be a woman postgraduate studying at an Institution of Higher Education in North West England or North Wales and
resident in the United Kingdom at the time of the Academic Presentation Day in 2024.

* Must apply in type on A4 giving:

  • Her name, address, telephone number and email address.
  • The name of her institution of Higher Education.
  • The title, date, venue and organiser of the conference.
  • A title to the research so that the topic is immediately obvious.
  • Not less than 100 words of clear information on the present research and its validity (rather than the conference!)
  • A supporting statement clearly describing why the bursary is relevant to her studies.

* It would be prudent to be prepared also to send the application as an attachment to in case of postal delays
* Must include written support of the application signed by the head of her Postgraduate School or Department.


* Should be addressed to:
BFWG North West, 28 Ferguson Avenue, GREASBY, Wirral, CH49 1RP
and marked North West Travel Bursary in the top left hand corner of the envelope.

* Must reach that address by Tuesday 9 January 2024

We expect applications to arrive in early January partly to avoid the Christmas post. In order to keep comparisons fair we want you to send your application on paper, please, and not presume as some have in the past that they can send everything to us at the last minute online. Those risk being disqualified.

All Applicants

  • Will be informed of the result in late January 2024
  • The winner will be invited to speak about her studies and why she wanted to go to the international conference at an Academic Presentation Day in October 2024
  • All Bursary competitors will be asked if they would be prepared to compete for small prizes as one of four runners up
    invited to the Academic Presentation Day
  • Certificates of attendance will be given to any student who attends, whether competing or not


Preference will be given to applications which offer:

  • Good presentation with typed application
  • Explain clearly and simply the topic of research so that anyone can understand its purpose
  • Explain the importance of the conference to the research.
  • State whether a paper or poster is to be presented to the conference or not
  • Give the date and venue of the conference
  • Enclose a good supporting letter from the applicant’s professor, supervisor or head of department
  • Give a description and level of previous degree(s)
  • Describe financial help from other sources although this does not affect the North West decision
  • State whether the applicant has previously been awarded or applied for a BFWG North West Travel Bursary
  • Express willingness to speak to the 2024 Academic Presentation Day about the research and conference


Please call 07579 790 856 or email for further details


Please note the North West Travel Bursary is completely separate from the BFWG Academic Awards.