BACR/CRUK Student Awards

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BACR/CRUK Student Awards

These are awards to help student members attend scientific meetings relevant to cancer research.

Application deadlines

The three application deadlines for the BACR bursaries and fellowships each year fall on 28th February, 30th June and 31st October.

Applications are considered together after this deadline, and applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their applications within a month of the deadline. Monies awarded are paid retrospectively, following production of a completed expenditure form with receipts.

Note that for requests for participation in conferences/workshops (BACR/CRUK student awards and non-student travel awards), the date of the meeting must be at least one month following the application deadline. We cannot fund retrospective applications, since one of the award criteria is recognition of BACR on the conference presentation/poster. Applicants should therefore plan their applications well in advance, taking careful note of the deadlines.

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Applicants for these BACR/CRUK Awards should send their applications and related documentation by email to the BACR Secretariat:

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome within a month of the closing date.


Up to a maximum of £1,000 for overseas meetings (£500 for UK meetings). Bursaries will cover economy class travel, registration fees and cost of accommodation.

The total sum requested should be stated in the application. However, as it is unlikely that the cost will be met in full, applicants are encouraged to seek additional awards or support from their home institution. Evidence of other funding obtained should also be provided. All receipts must be returned along with a written report that may be published in the Association's newsletter.

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Available to students who have been BACR members for one year at the time of application.

Applicants will be expected to submit an abstract and to present their work at the relevant meeting and should submit copies of the abstract with their application. The Association and Cancer Research UK should be appropriately acknowledged on any poster or presentation. Individuals may apply for up to 2 bursaries, at least one of which must be UK-based during the period of student membership.. Since this is likely to fall in two subsequent years, it should be noted that upon election to full membership (if 2 awards have been allocated) then 2 years would have to elapse before applying for a non-student travel award.

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Deadline & checklist

30th June 2019

Applicants to provide in one PDF document:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Details of the meeting including copy of submitted abstract
  • A signed letter of support to include confirmation of student status from his/her Supervisor
  • A budget for travel/accommodation
  • Evidence of other funding sought/obtained

Applications will be acknowledged once received.  If you don't receive an acknowledgement within 72 hours contact the BACR Secretariat

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