Annual Conference Support Funded Places

We are happy to be able to offer 35 support funded conference places to BSA Student/ECR or unwaged Members.  15 places are being funded by the BSA and 20 places by SAGE Publications.  

Applicants must be paid up student/ECR or unwaged members. These places are linked to the BSA support fund and members are limited to one Support Fund claim – if you have previously received an award, you are not eligible.

How to Apply

Applications for the BSA Annual Conference 2020 are now open.  You can register online at: BSA Annual Conference 2020 Registration and select the BSA Support Funded Place registration type. 

On receipt of your conference booking we will check that you meet the eligibility criteria. If you are not eligible for a funded place you will be notified and your booking will be cancelled.

This application is for your conference registration fee only and you will be required to pay for your evening meals, accommodation, travel costs, pre-conference workshop and any social events

If you would like to seek additional support towards your additional conference expenses, you may be eligible for extra funding towards your expenses through the BSA Support Fund. You will need to submit a separate application for this. Find out how to apply.


"I would like to thank the BSA for this supportive offer. The opportunity to network was invaluable, and I have many more ideas to think about. Having returned to academia after a gap of five years, I feel so much more a part of things and engaged again. As an unfunded postgrad, there is no way I could have afforded to be there otherwise."

Tess Baxter, Lancaster University, UK