BMSS Outreach Scholarship

The BMSS is wholly committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in the Society’s activities. In March 2022 the BMSS Committee announced its new ‘BMSS Outreach Scholarship’ to widen participation in remote attendance at our annual meeting by those from low- and middle-income countries.

This scheme will accept applications once a year, offering complimentary digital registration to the BMSS Annual Conference. The BMSS Committee expect this will be a highly competitive and prestigious scheme with a value equivalent to that of a non-member registration fee for the meeting.

This scheme aims to:

  • Widen participation in the BMSS community, specifically the annual conference
  • Engage with international audiences to nurture relationships with overseas colleagues 
  • Encourage networking with our international colleagues from low and middle-income countries
  • Facilitate research presentation (in a digital format) from international colleagues that would be unlikely to be able to travel to the UK to attend our meeting in person
  • Provide under-represented communities with an inspiring engagement opportunity


Enquiries should also be directed to the BMSS Education Officer:


  1. Assistance is only available to BMSS members of three calendar months standing at the close of the call who are aged 18 or over, and reside in low and middle-income countries as listed here.
  2. All members from low and middle-income countries are eligible to apply.
  3. Only one application per person will be considered.
  4. The applicant must demonstrate how they will personally benefit (in terms of their personal development) from this scholarship.
  5. The BMSS Committee will limit the number of awards made to any one individual and reserves the right to limit the number of awards to a single organisation/institution or department.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The successful applicants will be asked to acknowledge the BMSS on their presentation by including a copy of the BMSS logo (members can download here).
  2. The successful applicant must produce a report of no more than 2 pages to be sent to the BMSS Papers Secretary within three months of the in-person event end date, describing how they have benefitted from conference attendance. The BMSS Committee may elect to publish the report in the BMSS Newsletter or on the BMSS Web Pages or in other similar BMSS material. Therefore the attendance report should be of good quality and concise.


The BMSS Outreach Scholarship 2024 is now open to applications and will close on Friday 26th July. Applications will be assessed on an individual basis and judged on the scientific excellence, personal development of the applicant and host support. 

Applicants are expected to submit an abstract to present at the conference in a digital capacity (a digital poster).

Members: please click here to download an application form. 

Applications should be emailed to the BMSS Administrator: