BSGAR Conference Bursary

BSGAR Junior Conference Bursaries (eligible to UK members only).

BSGAR Conference bursary. ESGAR 2024, application window open - 26th Feb to 22nd March.

The BSGAR Executive Committee would like to invite applications from Junior BSGAR Members for a Conference (previously Travel) Bursary up to the value of £250 to support relevant costs for presenting original scientific work or educational exhibits related to gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology at ESGAR, RSNA and ECR.  The bursary can be used for both virtual and live meeting expenses dependent on the conference and circumstances dictated by the post pandemic restrictions and changes.

Notification for each bursary application will be sent via BSGAR forum post once respective abstract acceptance decisions have been made.  All up to date information will be available on the BSGAR website.

Applications should be submitted via email to the BSGAR Administrator ([email protected]), and include:

1. The abstract(s)
2. Confirmation of acceptance by the meeting organisers
3. A letter of support from a BSGAR member of over 1 year standing.

Please ensure that the documents you upload can be easily blinded / anonymised for the evaluation process. Use .doc files where possible. If screenshots are being sent as confirmation of abstract acceptance, please provide both an identifiable and a blinded / anonymised version, which should be otherwise identical.  Please note that applicants should submit no more than three abstracts in any one round.

The Bursaries will be competitive, and applications evaluated objectively by a sub-committee. It may be used for registration (travel and accommodation for live meetings) costs that are not met from other sources. Payment will be retrospective and require receipts. Acknowledgement of BSGAR, including use of the BSGAR logo in an acknowledgment slide, is a condition of the Bursary. The successful applicant will be informed shortly after the deadline, and details of the successful applicant will be posted on the website thereafter.  Claims should be made within 6 months of the meeting.

The number of bursaries awarded per round will be decided by the BSGAR sub-committee.

NB. 2024 Conference Dates are below.  BSGAR conference bursary application window will open approx 2 months prior to event.

ECR 28 Feb-3 March 2024 (Vienna) Application window CLOSED
ESGAR 28-31 May 2024 (Sweden). Application window OPEN - 26th February to 22nd March 2024 (5pm)
RSNA 1-5 Dec 2024  (Chicago)

BSGAR Committee, [email protected].

Past Conference (Travel) Bursaries have been awarded to:

2016 ESGAR - Dr James Stephenson, University Hospitals of Leicester
2016 ESGAR - Dr Kieran Foley. University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
2016 RSNA - Dr Samir Khwaja, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
2017 ESGAR - Dr Anu Obaro, St Mark's Hospital, London
2017 RSNA  - Dr Jaymin Patel, St George's Hospital, London
2018 ECR - Dr Joshua Bell, St James's Hospital, Leeds
2018 ESGAR - Dr Peter Brown, St James's Hospital, Leeds
2018 ESGAR - Dr Joshua Shur, St George's Hospital, London
2018 RSNA - Dr Gurinder Nandra, St George's Hospital, London
2019 ECR - Dr Samuel Withey, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London
2019 ESGAR - Dr Catalin Ivan, University Hospitals of Leicester
2020 ECR - Dr Naomi Sakai, UCL, London
2020 ECR - Dr Suzy Chin, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
2020 ESGAR  - Dr Anmol Gangi, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth  
2020 ESGAR  - Dr Varrun Chillal, University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire
2021 ESGAR -  Dr Samuel Withey, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London
2021 ESGAR -  Dr Zena Riddell, University Hospital fo Wales, Cardiff
2022 ESGAR -  Dr Chand Muthoo, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals, York
2022 ESGAR -  Dr Joseph El-Sheikha, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospitals, Basingstoke
2022 ESGAR -  Dr Shankar Kumar, UCL, London
2023 ECR - Dr Carmelo Corallo, Leeds
2023 ESGAR - Dr Jina Pakpoor, UCL, London
2023 ESGAR - Dr Chand Muthoo, Leeds

Click here for links to Travel Bursary exhibits/work.

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