Bursaries & Awards

Celebrating successes and innovations that change the face of rheumatology. Each year we run a programme of bursaries and awards to recognise achievements and to encourage those working to improve patient care.

Education bursary

This bursary is an opportunity for members to secure funding to use towards a BSR course/conference (or a course that we endorse) in order to enhance their skills or knowledge in rheumatology.

  • Who can apply: medical trainees, health professionals (applicants must be a member)

  • What you will receive: up to £300 to be used on the following expenses: conference/course registration, travel, accommodation

How to apply:

To be eligible for this award you must submit:

  • One-page cover letter outlining the BSR event/course you would like to attend, your suitability for the award and detail how you would use the experience to enhance your professional knowledge

  • Two page CV (if you submit a CV that exceeds two pages, the first two pages only will be sent to the reviewing panel)

There are 20 bursaries available for this round. You can apply to use this bursary to fund the following courses/events only:

  • Nailfold Capillaroscopy course: 4 March, Salford

  • Annual Conference: 30 April-2 May, ICC Birmingham


  • 5pm Friday 15 February 2019

Apply now

Further information

If you have any questions or require further information, contact the events team or call 0207 842 0900.

If you are awarded a bursary you will be issued an expenses claim form to complete and return to BSR. You must provide receipts before the prize money can be issued. The prize money will be reimbursed up to three weeks after receiving the claim. Claims must be made within three months of the course/event; any claims received after this will not be reimbursed.

Applications will be judged anonymously by a nominated panel; the judges will reach a consensus and bursaries will be awarded to the applicants thought to benefit most from the course/event/visit.

NB: applicants may apply for more than one bursary, but if you are successful, you are no longer eligible to apply for further bursaries for two years from the start date of your course/event.