How to apply for a TaPRA Bursary?

TaPRA is keen to support and encourage current and new members to attend our events. In that regards, we have two bursary schemes that cover the costs of registration. See details below.


Our Bursary Schemes

TaPRA Bursaries 2021


There will be up to 10 bursaries available for postgraduate researchers and unaffiliated presenters/contingent faculty. These are highly competitive and so we would encourage everyone who is able to secure institutional support where possible.

Each bursary includes:

Conference fee waiver and one year of TaPRA membership. There is also a separate discretionary fund towards access costs such as digital access, key materials, childcare and so forth. Please signal if you need to apply for this in addition to the bursary and an indication of likely costs. You must submit your application for a bursary at the same time as your proposal to the Working Group (as a separate document). Please note that PG students will require a supporting statement from their supervisor or programme leader, which may take extra time to source. Full details, criteria, and application forms are available on the TaPRA website ( Decisions about bursaries will be made by Friday 7th May and notifications will be issued by this group shortly after.


To apply for a bursary, accompany a 100-word statement that your abstract, stating why you are applying for the bursary and outlining any additional access costs you wish to apply for.

If applying for a bursary, please include the following:

  • Whether you are applying as a postgraduate researcher OR unaffiliated presenter/contingent faculty
  • A statement of up to 100 words explaining why you are applying for the bursary
  • An indication of any access needs for which you would like to apply to the discretionary fund: what they are and an indication of costs

Decisions about bursaries will be made by Friday 7th May and notifications will be issued by this group shortly after. The criteria for awarding bursaries are:

  1. Quality and strength of submitted abstract.
  2. Strategic case made by the WG conveners outlining the significance of the applicant’s contribution to the WG sessions (connection to advertised theme, methodological approach, expected outcomes).


Election Nomination

Only current TaPRA members can submit nominations for our elections. Each nomination requires a seconder, who must also be a current member.

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