Care support bursaries

We are committed to working with our members to create a vibrant and inclusive pharmacology community that welcomes equality and celebrates diversity.  So, we want to support our members to be able to attend our meetings and events where this may be difficult due to caring responsibilities. As a member you can apply for a care support bursary if you have caring responsibilities that would otherwise stop you from attending a Society meeting. You can receive up to £200 to help cover caring costs associated with this meeting.

Please note that members may also apply for support to attend BPS virtual meetings if caring responsibilities would make this difficult.

Who can apply?

  • Current members of the Society who would like to attend a Society meeting (including committee and advisory group meetings) that would not be possible because of existing caring responsibilities

Additional information

  • You must apply for the bursary at least one calendar month before the event
  • We will give preference to applications that clearly demonstrate the benefit to the applicant and to the wider pharmacology community of attending the event, for example, presenting an abstract
  • Generally, only one award will be made to an applicant, per calendar year. For exceptional circumstances where you feel this cap would impact your ability to attend future meetings, please get in touch with us at
  • To receive payment, you need to complete and submit our bursary claim form. This must be within four weeks of the closing date of the meeting. Along with your bursary claim form you must submit:
    • Your original receipts (keep copies if required, as we will not return these)
    • A copy of email confirming the bursary
    • A certificate of attendance

Please note that we will only make payments to a bank account in the applicant’s name, unless otherwise agree with the Finance team.

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