SPS travel bursary

The Scottish Paediatric Society is delighted to offer members a travel bursary - or fellowship - to help fund attendances at international paediatric conferences.

About the bursary

The total bursary amounts to £2,000 per annum, which may be divided between more than one submission.

The amount awarded to each individual applicant will be decided based on the strength of the submission.

To quickly process applications, a 'rapid response' team of experienced clinicians assess applications and approve funding where appropriate.


If you have had an abstract accepted for presentation, please complete the travel fellowship form, and sent to Christine Findlay, SPS Secretary by post and by email (christine.findlay@aaaht.scot.nhs.uk).

Download application form (MS Word, 62 KB)

Case study

Natalie Bee, recipient of an SPS travel award, presenting"I would like to say a big thank you to the Scottish Paediatric Society for awarding me a travel scholarship to present at the European Congress on Emergency Medicine 2014 in Amsterdam. The bursary provides trainees with financial support to present their work at international meetings. 

"I presented an eposter on Paediatric emergency care: what airway skills should we teach trainees? I also presented at the Research from the Young Scientist top scoring abstracts session, The use of the video laryngoscope compared with a standard laryngoscope for the intubation of children by infrequent users.

"The conference was an excellent opportunity to learn about research taking place in other parts of the world and attend inspiring talks. Highlights for me included lectures on Risk Management, Guerilla Sim and the European Resuscitation Council update - Children save lives.

"Thank you for your support."

 - Natalie Bee, ST5 Paediatrics