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We are pleased to offer up to ten bursaries for graduate students that will cover the full costs of attending the Uses and Abuses of Biology Programme 2014 Dissemination Workshop. The workshop will be held at Christ's College, Cambridge over the weekend of September 19th - 21st 2014.

The main aim of the workshop is to share with the media some of the key and exciting results that have emerged from the Programme. Around 20-30 international journalists and broadcasters will be attending the workshop. In addition to presentations of their original research from the UAB grantees, eleven high-profile external speakers will speak on topics related to the Programme theme. To download the draft Workshop schedule, click here.

Bursaries are available to PhD students coming from European countries (including Turkey) or North America, and will be awarded by competition. They will be awarded to those whose research and/or proven interests align most closely with the interests of the Programme.

The reason why we are inviting PhD students to the workshop is to enable a new cohort of early-career academics to engage with some of the leading international thinkers in this field. By mingling with an international group of journalists, we also aim to demonstrate how dissemination of academic results can and should be conveyed to broader audiences.

To make an application for a bursary, please submit a copy of your CV plus a covering letter summarising your current PhD project and explaining why your interests and qualifications are of particular relevance to the theme(s) of this workshop. Applications should be submitted by email to the Programme Coordinator, Nell Whiteway, at Please contact Nell with any questions or enquiries.

The bursary will cover food, accommodation and economy travel costs for the period of the workshop.