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A limited number of Faraday Bursaries are available to enable delegates from low-income countries to participate in Faraday Conferences. Each Bursary will comprise a substantial reduction in the cost of the Conference Fee.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain the necessary UK visa, should this be required, and The Faraday Institute accepts no responsibility for failed visa applications nor can engage in advocacy on behalf of applicants with the UK immigration authorities. However, appropriate invitation letters will of course be issued to successful applicants who obtain Bursaries to make possible the visa application.

Who can apply?

As for any Faraday Conference, delegates must be an undergraduate or graduate of a recognised university from any country in the world, and their level of English must be sufficient to benefit from a conference of this kind. There are 4 further conditions:

  1. The applicant must be in genuine financial need and unable to attend such a conference unless supported by a Bursary.
  2. The recipient of a Bursary agrees to write and publish at least one report about the Conference upon their return to their home country.
  3. The recipient of a Bursary agrees to write an article on the topic of the conference to be published in a publication of their choice in their home country.
  4. The recipient of a Bursary agrees to show a conference lecture video or DVD to at least one meeting of interested people in their home country.

Those awarded Bursaries will be required to write a report for The Faraday Institute, after the conference is over, showing how these conditions have been put into practice.

How to apply

Since Faraday Bursaries are awarded by open competition, the application procedure requires the submission of sufficient information to make assessment equitable. Since the number of Bursaries awarded per conference will be strictly limited, The Faraday Institute emphasises that it cannot engage in any discussion or correspondence about why a bursary application is unsuccessful. Applications must be received in the Faraday Office at least 2 months prior to the starting date of the Conference for which you are applying.

To apply for a Faraday Bursary you need to take 2 steps:

  1. Fill in the application form and submit on line, or print off and mail to:

    Course Director,
    The Faraday Institute,
    The Woolf Building,
    Madingley Road,
    Cambridge, CB3 0UB, UK

    or Fax it to: 44-1223-741285.

    Note that the form includes a page requiring an explanation, in 200-400 words, of why you wish to apply for a bursary for a particular conference.

  2. You will also need to email your c/v to: or send it by mail to the Course Director as above.

Decisions about bursaries will be made very soon after the dead-line for applications.

Application form