BSPP members can apply for limited funds to support the organisation of plant pathology related conferences, meetings and workshops. For example, funds could be used to reduce conference fees for students, to finance visiting speakers, to prepare documentation, to subsidise excursions etc. The amount awarded is at the discretion of the Board and will depend on the benefit to plant pathology, but will not exceed £4000. Application for funding, using the attached forms, should be made to the BSPP President Elect at least 4 months ahead of the intended date of the conference. Successful applicants should acknowledge the funding at the conference, and use the opportunity to promote BSPP and plant pathology where possible. It is a requirement that a report is submitted after the conference.

Conditions of award

1) It is a requirement that a full report is submitted within two months of the conference, which will include details of the number attending, the subject matter and any publicity arising from the conference.

2) Acknowledgement and Copyright:
• Written materials produced and published through the award are the copyright of the applicant’s institution. BSPP retains the right to use written materials produced through the award on the understanding that BSPP will notify applicants of intended use. 
• The award from BSPP must be acknowledged in all promotional activities.

3) DISCLAIMER: The BSPP provides no warranties about the conduct or outcome of the meeting/conference. The applicant in receipt of funds under this scheme is obliged to report the occurrence of any cancellation or postponement of the event or failure of the funded activities to take place. In the event that the conference is cancelled, The BSPP may seek to recover the total cost of the award.

  • Important note: You must have been a member of BSPP for at least one full year by the time the conference or visit supported by the Travel Award for which you are applying takes place.
  • Please apply at least 4 months ahead of the conference date
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please provide a breakdown of costs, ie venue hire, subsidies to students, support for invited speakers, etc
  • Please include details of the subject matter, organization (workshops, seminars, field excursions etc), those attending (including expected number of BSPP members) and conference website address if available
  • Please include detail about where remaining funding will come from and whether the event has been run previously
  • The BSPP publicity officer may contact you for more information
  • Please list all previous awards from any of the BSPP award schemes with dates
  • Declaration by applicant:

    In submitting this application, the person named above as a BSPP member certifies that he or she will be incurring the expenses specified by attending this conference or making this visit and that funds available from other sources will cover the amount not being contributed by BSPP.

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Please note: Incomplete forms will lead to an automatic rejection of your request for funds

    Conditions of award:

    1. It is a requirement that a full report is submitted within two months of the conference, which will include details of the number attending, the subject matter and any publicity arising from the conference.
    2. Acknowledgement and Copyright:
      • Written materials produced and published through the award are the copyright of the applicant’s institution. BSPP retains the right to use written materials produced through the award on the understanding that BSPP will notify applicants of intended use.
      • The award from BSPP must be acknowledged in all promotional activities.
    3. DISCLAIMER: The BSPP provides no warranties about the conduct or outcome of the meeting/conference. The applicant in receipt of funds under this scheme is obliged to report the occurrence of any cancellation or postponement of the event or failure of the funded activities to take place. In the event that the conference is cancelled, The BSPP may seek to recover the total cost of the award.
  • Submission of application:

    The form must be completed in full; an incomplete form will lead to an automatic rejection of your application. Only electronic submissions on the official form will be accepted. There are four deadlines for submission each year: the last day of February, 31st May, 31st August and 30th November. Your application must be submitted no later than the deadline, and between 3 and 6 months before the conference or visit takes place. The Travel Awards Committee will endeavour to respond to your application within 18 days of the deadline.