The Richard Hughes Travel Bursaries




The BPNS is delighted to announce the Richard Hughes bursaries in honour of Professor Richard Hughes, the first president of the BPNS. These comprise up to three travel bursaries a year, two to help fund a trainee to travel to the international Peripheral Nerve Society (up to £500 each) and one (up to £300) to attend the Spring meeting of the Association of British Neurologists (ABN).


These travel bursaries are aimed at adult or paediatric neurologists and neurophysiologists in training with a documented career interest in peripheral neuropathies. They are suitable for applicants at any stage in their junior doctor training or who are in a period of out-of-programme training doing research. They are not suitable for either medical students or those who have already taken up posts as a consultant or an equivalent post in academic medicine. Preference will be given to UK applicants who have previously attended a British Peripheral Nerve Society meeting. Each application must have a short supporting reference from a current full member of the British Peripheral Nerve Society commenting on the suitability of the applicant for the Fellowship.


Where possible, the bursaries will each year be awarded preferentially to applicants from 3 different institutions.


How to apply:


Applications should be made by forwarding this application form, fully completed, to: at least three months before the meeting for which a bursary is required, along with a copy of a brief CV (1-2 pages maximum). 


To be eligible for the Richard Hughes Travel Bursaries the applicant must have an abstract accepted as an oral presentation or a poster for the meeting – if this is not known at the time of applying this information will need to be supplied before the final outcome of the application.


Applications will close three months before the meeting for which support is being provided and successful applicants will be informed within one month. However, applications for the Spring 2018 meeting of the ABN will be accepted up to 9th March 2018


In return:


If your application is successful a short report (maximum one side of A4) must be sent within three months of the meeting to the British Peripheral Nerve Society and will be displayed on the BPNS website. Successful applicants will also be invited to present a short (10-15 minutes, depending on meeting) summary of your work at a subsequent BPNS meeting..