Bursary for Fertility 2020

Aim: Fertility 2020, the joint annual conference of ACE, BFS and the SRF is the main scientific conference in the SRF’s annual calendar of events. Fertility 2020 will take place at the EICC Edinburgh 9 – 11 January 2020 and the SRF wishes to encourage and support the attendance of its Members. To this end we will once again be offering SRF Bursaries which will support (i) Registration, (ii) Accommodation and (iii) Travel for SRF delegates.

This is a stand-alone bursary and so the eligibility criteria which relates to SRF travel grants only being awarded once in any two-year period does not apply. Members who have received a travel grant within the past two years may apply for a bursary to attend Fertility 2020.

The Bursary available for Fertility 2020 (below) will be reviewed after the meeting by SRF Council and may be revised for future annual meetings.


Deadline: Applications close on midnight Monday 28 October


Full, Early Career Members (ECM)* and Retired Members who have been SRF Members for at least two membership years (i.e. must be a paid up member for 2018 and 2019) are eligible to apply.

*The requirement for two year membership years will be waived for ECMs in the first year of their PhD or at BSc/MSc education levels. Honorary Members may also apply.

The bursary comprises of all three parts listed below:

(i) Registration:
Full Members, Early Career Members, Retired Members and Honorary Members attending all days of the Fertility meeting will be eligible for £375 to cover fully the cost of the Member Full Conference ‘Early Bird’ registration fee (£375). Early Career Members will who are undergraduate, nonsalaried students. The rate is £150 (fixed rate for attending part or all of the conference) and if eligible, this is the level of registration fee that will be covered by the SRF for their attendance.  Members who meet the criteria should select the ‘Student Member Registration’ when indicating on the bursary application form what type of registration they intend to make for Fertility. When going on to register for Fertility, students will be contacted by the Fertility organisers to ask for proof of status.
The Registration part of the bursary will be proportionately reduced for delegates attending only one or two days of the meeting. The SRF will also cover the cost for delegates who wish to attend the conference dinner.

(ii) Accommodation:
The SRF will arrange your accommodation for you for the duration of the conference. The SRF has reserved hotel rooms for Fertility Bursary recipients for the nights of 8, 9 and 10 January at a hotel near the conference venue.
Your accommodation will be confirmed with you after the Secretariat has received your registration confirmation.
Bursary Recipients will be allocated accommodation in either:

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
61 Grassmarket,

Apex Grassmarket Hotel
31 – 35 Grassmarket,

(iii) Travel:
Support will be offered to all Bursary applicants based upon a fixed band system on distance travelled from the address you provide and will be calculated as follows:

Please note you will be reimbursed up to the amount below, dependent on your travel receipts. We can only make payment once for each individual, so if you would like to claim for any public transport to and from Fertility, we advise you to send all of your receipts post conference.

<10km                  up to £0
10-100km            up to £30
100-300km         up to £75
300-500km        up to £150
500-750km         up to £200
750-1000km       up to £300
>1000km             up to £400

Travel allowances are given for public transport economy class only and does not include taxi fares or first class travel.

Note: The Registration element of the bursary will be taken off ‘at source’ i.e. you will receive a discount code from the SRF which you will need to input when registering online to ensure you are not charged for registration (or are charged the difference between early bird and standard rates). The Bursary Travel component will be paid to you directly after the SRF has received proof of registration and receipt of travel but, where possible, before the conference takes place.


Any questions regarding the SRF Bursary should be directed to the SRF Secretariat:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8977 7997

Email: srf@conferencecollective.co.uk

Questions directly relating to the Fertility 2020 meeting should be directed to the conference organisers Profile Productions:
Tel: +44(0)20 3725 5840

Email: fertility@profileproductions.co.uk

Web: www.fertilityconference.org


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