Student Support and Bursaries
An important function of the BZA is to provide support for those who are at the beginning of a career in scientific research. The principal mechanism for this is through the award of travel bursaries, which enable graduate students to attend conferences and workshops in areas related to zeolite science and technology.
In order to be eligible for a BZA student bursary, a student must be registered for a higher degree (i.e. PhD, or MPhil/MSc by research), and also be a member of the BZA. Normally these will be students at UK universities wishing to present their work at conferences either within the UK or overseas; however there are often funds available for overseas students wishing to attend BZA conferences. Those who receive bursaries are expected to write a critical report of all, or part, of the conference attended for inclusion in the newsletters and web publications of the BZA (although this is no longer a requirement for those attending the BZA annual conference).
The level of reimbursements depends on the funds available and is on a sliding scale, depending on whether the student is giving a talk or a poster. Full details of our current policy are given on the application form below.
How to Apply
Three months before the conference a bursary application has to be made. The decision will be made on scientific merit based on the submission of the conference abstract. Condition for payment of the bursary to successful applicants is the submission of a one page conference review. The review will be published in Template.
For the BZA meeting students will be supported by a reduced registration fee and a travel bursary up to £100 will be offered at the discretion of the treasurer. Please bring receipts to the meeting.
For other meetings, an expense claim form must be filled out and returned as indicated, together with appropriate receipts.