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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion micro bursary

  • 18 Aug 2021
  • 31 Oct 2021
  • 11:59 PM
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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. 

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