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    Bursary Application

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion micro bursaries

    £200 available

    Applications are now open and close at 11:59pm on 31 October, 2021. 

    Thanks to funding from the British Science Association’s Inclusive Science Engagement Network, BIG is offering ten micro bursaries of £200 each to start or enhance Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practice for our members. 

    You can suggest anything you want that will help you with your EDI practice. This could be about how you do things as an organisation (eg to change recruitment practices) or be visitor/audience/participant facing work (eg to pilot using Makaton). So the bursaries can cover anything you want to help with this. For example, you may want to use it to visit another site; buy a suite of books for an anti-racist book club for your colleagues; pay for a training course...

    Criteria for assessing applications

    1. Applicants must be BIG members
    2. Applications will be assessed on the following attributes:
    • Demonstrable commitment to EDI work
    • Feasibility of proposed work (remember that it’s only £200)
    • Clear demonstration of how the bursary will lead to longer term change

    What will you have to do in return?

    Following your work you will contribute to a BIG Skills Day to share your learning with other BIG members - this will be held online, likely to be in May 2022. We will collate the learning from the 10 projects and create a short guide for other members.

    What happens next?

    BIG will assess each anonymised application and attempt to award bursaries to cover a variety of different ideas and organisations. You will be notified either way in the w/c 22 November 2021. We will then ask you for bank details for transferring the bursary to your organisation.

    To apply for a Equality, Diversity and Inclusion micro bursary, please complete this form by clicking on 'register' to the left of this text.

    If it's easier for you to prepare your responses before completing the form, you can download it as a Word document to prepare and then cut-and-paste your responses.

    Deadline: Sunday 31 October, 11.59 pm - sorry, late applications will not be considered.

    Any questions? Contact Ashley Kent the BIG Event Coordinator. 

Past events

09 Sep 2021 Science Capital: Developing inclusive informal science learning practice
20 Jul 2021 Resilience Training
14 Jul 2021 BIG Event 2021
10 May 2021 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2021
15 Mar 2021 BIG Pilot - Mentee expression of interest
21 Jan 2021 The Little Event 2021 - Online
15 Dec 2020 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2021
22 Jul 2020 BIG Event 2020 (Non-Speakers)
22 Jul 2020 BIG Event 2020 (Speakers)
16 Jun 2020 BIG Membership Bursaries
14 Jan 2020 The Little Event 2020
13 Jan 2020 Risk Assessments - a BIG Skills Day
18 Nov 2019 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2020
01 Oct 2019 Exhibit Prototyping Skills Days - beginner level, 2 days
21 Jul 2019 Talking Maths in Public 2019 - BIG Partnership Bursary
17 Jul 2019 BIG Event 2019 (Speakers)
17 Jul 2019 BIG Event 2019 (Non-Speakers)
17 Jul 2019 What can we do to be better equality, diversity and inclusion allies?
15 Jul 2019 Exhibit Prototyping Skills Day - intermediate level, 2 days
24 Apr 2019 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2019
12 Feb 2019 Training Researchers in Public Engagement
24 Jan 2019 The Little Event 2019
03 Jan 2019 Training Researchers in Public Engagement Bursary Application - 2019
21 Nov 2018 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2019
17 Oct 2018 How to Develop a Training Session: a BIG Skills Day
18 Jul 2018 BIG Event 2018 (Speakers)
18 Jul 2018 BIG Event 2018 (Non-Speakers)
01 Jun 2018 Diversity in STEM Skills Day - SOLD OUT
17 Jan 2018 The Little Event 2018
13 Oct 2017 Digital Making
01 Sep 2017 BIG's 21st Birthday Party
19 Jul 2017 BIG Event 2017 (Non-Speakers)
19 Jul 2017 BIG Event 2017 (Speakers)
04 May 2017 The Power of Cryogenic Science to Inspire
18 Apr 2017 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2017
11 Jan 2017 The Little Event 2017
02 Dec 2016 Using Social Media to Communicate Science
20 Jul 2016 BIG Event 2016 (Speakers)
20 Jul 2016 BIG Event 2016 (Non-Speakers)
19 Apr 2016 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2016
13 Jan 2016 The Little Event 2016
24 Nov 2015 Working in University Outreach: How to Train Researchers
22 Jul 2015 BIG Event 2015 (Speakers)
22 Jul 2015 UKSFN Meeting
22 Jul 2015 BIG Event 2015 (Non-Speakers)
20 Apr 2015 Working in University Outreach: Skills for STEM Engagement
26 Jan 2015 Edinburgh Sci-comm Social
26 Jul 2014 SciComm Summer Picnic
23 Jul 2014 UK Science Festivals Network meeting
23 Jul 2014 BIG Event 2014 (Non-Speakers)
23 Jul 2014 BIG Event 2014 (Speakers)
11 Jul 2014 What’s so Special about STEM?
11 Jun 2014 Manchester Sci-comm Burrito
19 May 2014 BIG Ideas for Little People: Skills-Sharing for Early Years
07 May 2014 Manchester Sci-comm Burrito
08 Jan 2014 The Little Event 2014
22 Feb 2013 Sci Com-edy: Making Science Communication funny
07 Jan 2013 The Little Event 2013
25 Jul 2012 BIG Event 2012
08 May 2012 Maths Communication: Putting the M into STEM
02 Apr 2012 People Power: Engaging Audiences
17 Oct 2011 Advanced Audience Skills - Creating Astonishment
05 Sep 2011 The Little Event 2011
20 Jul 2011 BIG Event 2011
21 Feb 2011 Improvisation Skills Day
07 Sep 2010 The Little Event
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