Student Bursaries for AI-2003 Tutorials and Workshops

SGAI is pleased to announce that bursaries are now available to allow full-time research students to attend the tutorials and workshops at the AI-2003 conference.

Although the tutorials and workshops represent excellent value for money, the SGAI Committee is conscious of the financial constraints placed on many research students and is therefore delighted to be able to offer this practical financial assistance.

Applications are now invited for bursaries to attend the tutorials/workshops to be held on the first day of AI-2003 (i.e. Monday 15th December 2003).

Bona-fide full-time research students are invited to apply by email to Ms. Rosemary Gilligan ( The closing date of Friday 21st November 2003 will be strictly applied. Your application must include the following information:

- your name and email address;
- your research department's postal address;
- the name and address (if different from above) of your project supervisor;
- the title of your research project;
- confirmation of your SGAI (formerly SGES) membership;
- a brief account (no more than 200 words) of why you wish to attend the tutorials or workshops and why you would find the bursary helpful.

The final item will be used by the Committee to help them allocate funds in the event that the bursaries are over-subscribed.

The guidelines for the bursary scheme are as follows:

(a) The bursary scheme will be open only to bona-fide full-time research students who are paid-up (student) members of SGAI at the time of applying. (Student membership currently costs only £11 p.a. and can be taken out at any time.)

(b) No more than one such bursary will ever be made to the same individual.

(c) The Bursary will cover the following:
(i) Free attendance at tutorials/workshops
(ii) Meals, refreshments etc.
(iii) Welcome reception
(iv) Up to £100 towards the cost of travel (against receipts)

Please note that the bursary will NOT cover attendance at the other two days of the conference or overnight accommodation (we will provide the latter at the delegate rate of £35 a night if needed).

(d) Up to 10 bursaries will be awarded each year.