For the 2018 conference, BILETA has decided to establish a Hardship Fund to assist in meeting the financial costs of attending the conference. Applications can be made by colleagues from institutions who are members of BILETA, at any stage of their career, who will be giving a paper or poster at the conference.  A maximum of £500 has been set aside, although not all of this may be awarded, and there may be several small awards.  Colleagues who are interested in this opportunity should contact bileta2018@abdn.ac.uk with details of their financial need; the benefit that attending this conference will provide to their career; and the links between their work and the focus of BILETA.  Please note that the fact that your University is unable to provide financial support will not necessarily be treated as evidence of appropriate need. All information provided will be viewed only by the conference organiser, Chair and Treasurer of BILETA and will be held in confidence.  

The deadline for applications is 1 March 2018.