Postgraduate Forum Regional Event Funding

Every year, the British Sociological Association requests expressions of interest from postgraduate students interested in organising a regional postgraduate day event.

Applications are closed.
In 2019, fourteen postgraduate events were accepted to be held throughout the UK. These one-day events express the diversity and dynamism of the postgraduate experience. It is hoped that Regional Postgraduate Day Events will provide a variety of events throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and that they will become an annual series in the BSA calendar.

We are looking for postgraduate organisers willing to co-ordinate with speakers and the BSA to organise a day event at the student’s institution. The BSA will provide up to £1,000 support for the event, which should be £5 for BSA members to attend and £15 for non-members. The grant can be used to pay for room hire, speakers, lunch and refreshments, please note that alcohol cannot be purchased using BSA funds. Organisers are encouraged to seek a contribution from the host institution, such as free meeting room or a financial contribution to refreshments. The BSA Office will help promote and publicise the events through a number of outlets including flyers in membership packs, the BSA website and member e-newsletters. 


Please note the following criteria used to judge applications.

All applications will be considered by the membership services directors and a postgraduate convenor.  A final decision is then made by the Trustees taking into consideration the feedback from the postgraduate convenor and based on the following selection criteria:

  • Breadth of appeal beyond the organising group
  • Centrality to sociological concerns
  • Quality of information provided
  • Geographical spread
  • Distinctiveness from previous events and institutions

For further information, please email the BSA Events Team.