BGS Nurse Study Grant

We offer a limited number of grants of up to £300 to trained nurses (and nurses in training) with a special interest in the care of elderly people to:

  • Attend conferences, seminars and meetings of an innovative nature which will enhance their understanding and appreciation of the special needs of older patients; and/or
  • Visit a geriatric ward which has an innovative service approach, special programme or project for the care of elderly patients.

There are no fixed categories of grant. However, the type of support which will be considered includes registration fees and travelling expenses (by public transport) to conferences, seminars and meetings, and travelling expenses and accommodation costs for professional visits. Grants will not be made where funding is available from another source nor to part-fund a diploma, certificate, degree course or other long-term study experiences.


You must be a member of the Society who is a trained nurse or nurse in training who has an expressed special interest in the care of elderly patients, irrespective of professional affiliation. Grants are administered by the Society.

How to apply

Applications, accompanied by the relevant documentation, are considered at any time of year, provided there are funds available. Decisions are usually made within 5-6 weeks Please submit applications allowing sufficient time before the study experience/visit. Please email enquires to committees [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk (Committees)  or call 020 7608 1369.

Please note: if your grant application relates to a BGS scientific meeting please register for the meeting but do not pay the registration fee online.  If approved your grant will cover the cost of registration.