Each year the Society allocates a sum of money for a scheme whereby fellows can apply for a grant towards the cost of attending the annual conference.
Please read the information about the type of grants and bursaries available and the eligibility for each before submitting your application.
Any current fellow is eligible to apply however, the scheme is aimed primarily at assisting young statisticians or research students and those fellows from countries classified as economically developing areas (EDAs) who would not otherwise be able to attend. These grants will be usually be expected to help cover accommodation and registration fees.
Applicants are asked to state clearly the purpose of their attendance at the conference and the activities/sessions they expect to participate in as well as clearly setting out the costs involved in attending.
Applications will be considered on their individual merits by the theme director for meetings and conferences, who will consider making exceptions for special cases among those not in the category of young or student statisticians, or fellows from economically developing areas (EDAs). The maximum grant will normally be £250; however, the Society retains the right to award larger grants in exceptional circumstances.
J H West bursary
The Society is also able to offer a small number of J H West bursaries up to maximum of £500 each to fellows from EDAs to assist with travel costs to the conference.
The bursary will only be awarded to those who have had papers or posters accepted for presentation and who have demonstrated clear plans to further their statistical development while at the conference. Priority will be given to career-young statisticians (defined as those under the age of 30 or who are in the first seven years of statistics-based careers).
EDA fellows are still eligible to apply for standard conference grants in addition to the bursary.
Cathie Marsh bursary
The Cathie Marsh memorial bursary was launched in 1994 by the Social Statistics section in memory of Cathie Marsh who chaired the section from 1990 to 1992. The aim of the bursary is to encourage young statisticians or social scientists in empirical enquiry and those using quantitative methods through attendance at the conference.
The scheme is open to Society members and student members who are at an early stage in their careers and for whom a bursary award would allow attendance, which would not otherwise be possible.
Applications will be considered on their individual merits by a subcommittee of the Social Statistics section. Two bursary awards of a maximum of £150 each are available to put towards the costs of attending.
Please note it is not possible to receive both a Society grant and the Cathie Marsh bursary for attendance at the same conference.
Conditions of awards
All grant and bursary awards are made provisionally and will only be confirmed when a completed registration form with full payment has been received.
Payment by bank transfer (preferred) or cheque will only be authorised or made available for collection on arrival in person at the registration desk at the conference.