Travel Fellowships and Medical Scholarships

Travel Fellowship Scheme

The Travel Fellowship scheme for 2019 is now open.

We are lucky to receive funds for Travel Fellowships from sponsors each year to enable delegates who submit abstracts to attend the meeting to present their work. The funds can be used towards costs to pay for travel, registration and accommodation. We are pleased to announce that Mead Johnson Nutrition have supported the scheme and are awaiting to hear from other potential supporters.

We will accept applications from both BSACI and non BSACI members. If your application is accepted you could receive the following funding depending on the number of nights you will be staying.

  • One night stay = £200
  • Two nights stay = £300
  • Three nights stay = £400

We are proud that this scheme is supporting the involvement amongst students and healthcare professionals who have less access to financial resources. With the increasing number of Travel Fellowship applications, we are limiting applications to delegates submitting accepted abstracts who are trainees, students, nurses or allied health professionals. When allocating funds priority will be given to BSACI members. Fellowships will be awarded on the grounds of those perceived to be in most financial need or having incurred the greatest expense to attend, rather than on the particular strength of their abstract itself. This is consistent with our wish to make the annual meeting as inclusive as possible. In 2018 the average level of funds allocated was between £275 and £350. If you have any questions please contact bsaci@medivents.co.uk.

How to apply

Please send an email to bsaci@medivents.co.uk no later than 9am on Monday 29th July to include the following:

  1. A supporting letter from your head of department
  2. Covering letter from yourself indicating the number of nights you are staying
  3. Confirmation of your accepted abstract

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email around 12th August. If you are successful your travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed up to your allocated amount on production of relevant receipts after the Meeting.

If you are not a member of BSACI and you wish join please click here.

Medical Scholarships

Scholarships to attend the 2019 BSACI Annual Conference available for learning about a career in allergy

The increasing prevalence of allergy has created new career opportunities in this rapidly expanding and changing discipline. The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) the UK’s leading organisation for healthcare professionals caring for patients with Allergy, are offering scholarships to those who are interested in learning more about the speciality./

BSACI are offering 30 scholarships for trainees to attend the BSACI Annual Conference in Harrogate which takes place on the 3- 5th October 2019. The awards are open to any current Foundation Year 1 and 2 doctors, Core Medical and Internal Medicine trainees with an interest in or considering a possible career in Allergy.

BSACI are offering up to £550 to cover conference fees, hotel accommodation and travel expenses (up to £150 reimbursed standard fare) and a ticket to the Welcome Reception that takes place on Thursday 3rd October.

How to Apply

Please send a 300-word statement detailing why you would benefit from this scholarship, together with a supporting letter from your current supervisor.

Please send this by email to bsaci@medivents.co.uk and place in the subject header: 2019 BSACI Scholarship Application. Please include your full address, telephone number and email address.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 29th July 2019.

Applications will be assessed after the deadline and notification of the outcome of your application will be sent by Thursday 8th August.

The conditions,

In order to obtain the award you will be required to stay over for at least one night.

You would be expected to attend the conference from the opening day, so you can be informally introduced to the other awardees and current Allergy trainees to ensure you can make the most of the experience. If this is not possible please let us know so we can accommodate you arriving later.

Abstract submission for the conference is encouraged but is not a requirement. Trainees who have submitted or are planning to submit an abstract will be given priority for scholarships. This should be detailed in the 300-word statement.

Successful Applications

If your application is successful, you will be sent details of how to register for the conference online; for two nights hotel stay, registration to the conference (which includes lunch), the evening reception on Thursday 3rd which includes food, and how to claim your travel expenses. You will not need to pay for registering online.

Contact

The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Conference Secretariat,
c/o Medivents,
Spirella Building, Bridge Road,
Letchworth Garden City,
Hertfordshire
SG6 4ET

t: +44 (0)1462 530 076
f: +44 (0)1462 530 074
e: bsaci@medivents.co.uk