Illustration depicting a road sign with a bursary concept.BAICE awards a small number of bursaries each year for attendance at the BAICE / UKFIET conferences.

Bursaries of up to £500 each are available for early-career researchers who are within three years of PhD completion and PhD students in the final year of their studies.

One of these will be selected for the ‘Edmund King Bursary’, awarded annually for the most promising conference proposal from a student in the field of International and Comparative Education. This is in tribute to Professor Edmund King, formerly of King’s College, London, who was a member and then an honorary member of BAICE for many years. Edmund had a stimulating intellectual impact on the field of comparative and international education, and was a leading figure worldwide. He gave support to the work of the society through his extensive scholarship and through his distinctive humour and engaging personality.

Further bursaries of up to £1500 are available specifically for applicants who are nationals of low or middle income countries.

One of these further bursaries will be selected for the ‘Hugh Hawes Bursary’. Dr Hugh Hawes was a former President of BAICE and was at the Institute of Education, London. This bursary is in remembrance and recognition of his contribution to the international development dimension of our field and his work on the quality of education in low income countries.

All bursary applicants need to be BAICE members at the time of application, and to be presenting a paper at the conference. Applications from non-members will not be considered. Bursaries will not be given to those who have previously received one, and former bursary holders should not apply.

When you apply, please supply the following:

  • An abstract of your paper (and evidence that it has been accepted);
  • A CV (no more than 2 pages);
  • A personal statement of no more than 2 pages which includes: your current research interests and projects; how conference attendance will help your professional development; how you will contribute to the conference theme;
  • A budget justification setting out the total cost of your conference attendance; the total for which you are applying; why you need assistance with funding; what matching funds you can offer.

Please send applications or queries by email to Peter Kelly, peter.kelly@plymouth.ac.uk.

Deadlines for applications are normally 3 months prior to the conference and are advertised on the BAICE website.