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Society for the Study of Theology (SST) and British and Irish Association of Practical Theology (BIAPT) BAME Bursary: information for applicants at the University of Chester

The University of Chester is delighted to partner with SST and BIAPT in offering top-ups to their BAME bursary scheme.

The bursary is intended to facilitate the participation of those who identify as Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students, scholars and people with a deep interest in theology, to participate in and contribute to their annual conferences, by helping them meet the costs of attending the conference (the conference fee, meals and accommodation).

The scheme works in two stages.

  1. Apply to the SST or BIAPT for the bursary, through their respective webpages, where you will find further information on how to do so once conference bookings are open. Successful applicants will be awarded bursaries of at least £200 (supported by funding from the Susanna Wesley Foundation).

The SST has published information about its annual conference and how to apply for the BAME bursary.

BIAPT will publish further information soon, on their website.

  1. If successful, postgraduate students at the University of Chester can apply to the University to ‘top up’ the award by a further £100.

The University of Chester is offering a limited number of bursary top-ups of £100 to support postgraduate BAME students to attend one of these conferences and so further their academic development. Bursaries will be awarded to eligible students on a first come first served basis.

Are you eligible?

To apply for this bursary top up you must be:

  • A current postgraduate student studying either full time or part time at the University of Chester.
  • You must be domiciled in the UK
  • You must identify as BAME

It is expected that students from the University who are awarded the bursary top-up will complete a brief written report on their experience of the conference they attend.

How to apply for the top-up