Postgraduate Forum Regional Event Funding

The British Sociological Association is requesting expressions of interest from postgraduate students interested in organising a Postgraduate Forum (PGF) Regional Day Event in 2018.

In 2017, 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 PGF Regional 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. The event is open to everyone and should be charged at £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. 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 also promote and publicise the events through a number of outlets including flyers in membership packs, the BSA website and social media streams and member e-newsletters. 

Submit a Proposal

Please download and complete a Proposal Form and email it to the BSA Events Team and address all correspondence:  BSA PGF REGIONAL EVENT.

All applicants must be a current BSA member. If you would like to become a BSA member visit the Membership section for more information.

The submission deadline for proposals is: 5pm on Friday, 6 October 2017. Late applications will not be considered. 


All applications will be considered by the Membership Services Directors, the Treasurer 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.