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The Jones-Fenleigh Memorial Fund

What is it?

Who is eligible?

Anyone wishing to attend and give a verbal or poster presentation with no means of financial support, including but not limited to students and amateurs.

How are bursaries awarded?

The hosts of the current SVPCA meeting form an informal panel to select applications. The number of awards varies from year to year, depending on the number and quality of applications and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Fund.

The award is competitive. Criteria for selecting bursary winners include:

The award pays a maximum of £250, which is claimed retrospectively from the Palaeontological Association on the production of receipts. The award can be used to pay for travel to the meeting, the conference fee, accommodation, and subsistence, but not optional extras (field trip, conference dinner).

How to apply

Please send the following information to [email protected] by 30th June 2017. With your application you will be asked to submit:


More than twenty bursaries have been awarded to date. Recent winners have included delegates from Scotland, South America, Russia, England, Spain, Germany and France.

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