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Bursary Applications for The BIG Event are now welcomed (and encouraged!)

30 Apr 2024 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We are now delighted to be welcoming bursary applications for this year's BIG Event, which takes place at Cardiff University from 24th-26th July.

For full details and to apply, head over to our Bursaries page

BIG offers a handful of bursary places which will:

  • pay registration fees for the BIG Event
  • one year's BIG membership
  • give reasonable expenses to support your attendance at the BIG Event


Applicants must

  1. be BIG members at time of application;
  2. be within the first 5 years of their professional career in the STEM engagement sector in the UK;
  3. not have attended the BIG Event before.
Applications will be scored 1-5 on the following attributes:
  • demonstrable commitment to professional development;
  • demonstrable commitment to the STEM engagement sector;
  • level of positive impact of attending conference on applicant's personal and professional development; and
  • relevance of work experience.

Other assessment considerations

Special consideration will be given to applicants from smaller organisations and to applicants who adopt a creative and thrifty approach to their travel and accommodation costs (for in-person events) as BIG is a not-for-profit organisation supported by its members.

What will you have to do in return?

Following attendance of the BIG Event, you will need to submit an article (approx. 400 words) for BIG’s e-newsletter about your conference attendance or a related topic which would be of use and interest to the BIG community. Expenses will be issued following receipt of this article. If writing an article isn't your thing, we are also happy to accept photos of the event; blog posts; vlogs of your experience; or other creative content you can produce. Let's discuss

We also hope you will be willing to give a hand at the conference where required; this gives you a great opportunity to create links with other delegates.

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