Monday, January 22, 2018

Available bursaries for the 2018 conference

Doctoral Student Bursaries
For the 2018 SCUTREA conference, three bursaries are available to doctoral students studying in the UK who are on low incomes, not employed full time in HE and/or who do not have institutional support. Bursaries will also be given to students outside the UK if they or their institutions are members of SCUTREA. Applications from Masters’ students who do not have institutional support, and adult education practitioners/activists/researchers will also be considered.  Applicants must address the themes of the conference and demonstrably contribute to the field of adult education research.
Each awarded bursary will pay for students to attend the full conference only (Residential - Rate A).  Award holders will be responsible for meeting their own travel costs.
Each bursary will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Applicants should plan their bursary applications well in advance, taking careful note of the SCUTREA ‘call for paper’ deadlines.
The following criteria apply when assessing applications for potential funding:
  • Presenting at the SCUTREA conference
  • An abstract (accepted for presentation) followed by a full paper to be submitted by 5pm (GMT) the 14th of May 2018 (see call for papers).
  • Covering letter demonstrating a commitment to adult education and lifelong learning and explaining why they require the bursary.
Please make it clear when you submit your abstract that you are also applying for a conference bursary. The application deadline for each bursary is the same date as the revised abstract submission deadline: 9th of February 2018.
Successful applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their applications within a month of the deadline.

Please apply by sending your letter to:

International Bursaries

SCUTREA is delighted to announce that as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting researchers internationally, it is offering two international bursaries at the SCUTREA Conference.

Complimentary conference registration will be provided for successful applicants. Bursaries should be used towards the cost of economy travel to and from the conference, accommodation and subsistence.


  • Bursaries are available to individuals made up from the 84 countries classified as low income or lower-middle income as specified by the World Bank. See below for full listing of qualifying countries.
  • Applicants must be based in the qualifying country.
  • You must not have previously received bursary funding from SCUTREA.
  • Applicants must provide reasonable details of the amount of their claim. 

For more information, please visit the following link:

Good News!

We have decided to extend the deadline date for abstracts for the conference ("Lifelong Learning and the Pedagogy of Hope") to Friday the 9th of February. To download the full Call for Papers please visit:

We are also delighted to announce that we have secured a very high profile Keynote speaker for Wednesday morning of the conference. Please see the attachment for full details: