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

Deadline: Friday 12 July

Our Education bursary is an opportunity for members to secure funding to use towards one of our courses or conferences (or a course that we endorse) in order to enhance their skills or knowledge in rheumatology.

There are 20 bursaries available for this round. The bursary will fund the following courses/conferences only:

  • Rheumatology for Specialist Nurses: 5-6 July, Newcastle

  • Rheumatology for Specialist Nurses: 13-14 September, Brighton

  • Case-based Conference: 26-27 September, Belfast

  • Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Conference: 8-9 October, Birmingham

  • Paediatric and Adolescent Research Day: 7 October, Birmingham (does not apply if you are attending the Research Day only – you must attend at least one day of the main conference in order to be eligible for including the Research Day in your claim)

Applicant information

This bursary is open to all medical trainee and health professional members. Successful applicants will receive up to £300 to be used on conferences/courses registration, travel (economy) and accommodation

How to apply

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

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

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 us. You must provide receipts before the bursary money can be issued. Bursaries are a retrospective reimbursement so will not be issued until after the course/conference.

The bursary money will be reimbursed up to three weeks after receiving the claim. Claims must be made within three months of the course/conference; any claims received after this will not be reimbursed.

Please do not hesitate to book your place onto the course/conference you wish to attend, as you may not hear of your success until after registration has closed.