The SSCE has a longstanding tradition of encouraging participation by students, unwaged members, early-career academics, and ministers on low incomes. We invite members on low incomes to apply for bursaries towards conference costs. Please note that many of our members pay their conference fees out of their own pockets, so lack of access to instutitional subsidies alone does not necessarily constitute special circumstances. Bursary applications will be assessed confidentially.
Any member is very welcome to apply for a bursary if you believe your circumstances may merit additional help. In the first instance, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you to request a confidential declaration of your circumstances. The deadline for receipt of bursary applications for the 2019 conference will be 12 noon on Friday 7th June 2019. This will enable us to assess applications and respond to applicants before the early bird booking rate ends on 30th June. Alternatively, if you are happy to make your conference booking before knowing the outcome of your bursary application, you can tick the "Bursary Request" box on our online registration form before submitting your registration. We will then contact you to request a confidential declaration of your circumstances. The deadline for receipt of bursary applications will be the same in either case, and your application will be confidential to the society treasurer (Revd Dr Helen Dawes) and the society secretary (Dr Elizabeth Philips). Bursaries will be awarded in the form of a credit note towards the cost of conference attendance.
The intention of the committee is to offer up to two 75% bursaries and six 50% bursaries for the 2019 conference. We reserve the right not to award all the bursaries if insufficient applications are received where evidence of low income is shown.