This year UCL Doctoral School is again offering seven £600 bursaries for research students to attend the Cheltenham Science Festival from 4-9 June 2019.
The Cheltenham Science Festival has a reputation for getting the best brains in the country together to probe the most topical issues, and this year it is better than ever. The festival provides a unique opportunity to debate the hottest topics, ask questions to some of the world’s leading personalities and hear the most current thinking from the experts, first hand. For further information on the festival please visit: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science.
Our offer to you:
· £180 of vouchers to attend up to six events per day over the 6 days, issued by the Festival Organisers
· £420 to be used by the student to cover their transport, accommodation and subsistence during the Festival
If you are interested in attending this event please send 250 words on what you think about public engagement in science and whether it is important by 5pm on Thursday 28 March 2019. Your expressions of interest should include information on:
o How you would use the experience of attending the Festival
o Provide information about your past experience
o Provide evidence of your commitment to science communication
o How you would engage with the public with your own work
You will need to provide the Doctoral School with the following information:
(a) Your name, department, programme of study and date of registration;
(b) Your 250 words expression of interest as above;
(c) A short recommendation written by your Departmental Graduate Tutor on your progress and the benefit this event would bring.
I would be grateful if you could send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of Thursday 28 March 2019, so that we can select seven bursary winners. The winners will be notified by 4 April 2019.
We anticipate that this will provide an excellent opportunity for seven UCL research students to broaden their horizons, meet leading scientists and other speakers, take part in debate and discussion about public engagement in science and enjoy the atmosphere with fellow scientists, policy makers, artists, researchers, the media, the corporate sector and the general public. Here is what a previous UCL bursary winner had to say:
“I was completely blown away by the Cheltenham Science Festival. It was more than just an event; it was an immersive experience, with a palpable atmosphere of excitement.”