Nick Hall Memorial Travel Bursary


Dr Nicholas Hall was a distinguished academic reader and a highly supportive Director of studies at the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology of the University of Bath who retired in 2013. He was also a dedicated mentor for early career researchers and junior academic lecturers for whom he provided many opportunities for research within the field of rheumatic disease as the Chair of Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD), which he co-founded in 1975 as part of the University of Bath with the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases. Dr Nick Hall helped initiate and support BIRD’s role as the partner to Skin@Bath from its conception in 2017.   

In recognition of his contribution to the support of young research investigators and early career researchers throughout his career, the ‘Nick Hall Memorial Travel Bursary’ will continue his legacy by financially supporting the participation of young researchers and medical trainees either at postgraduate or early career stages of their career to the forthcoming Skin@Bath Network Symposium [14-16th December 2022, Bath, UK]. 

Deadline for application: 17th October 2022

Application criteria 

Applicants are restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and medical trainees. Applications from less privileged countries will be prioritised in the selection stage. 

The successful candidate(s) will be provided a 100% registration fee waiver and travel and accommodation fees up to £600.- depending on the location and circumstances. 

Eligibility conditions:  

1. The applicant must be involved in skin/Dermatology-related research. 

2. The applicant must submit an abstract to the Symposium at the time of application and provide a copy as part of this application. 

3. A statement of purpose justifying how participation in the ‘Third International Skin@Bath Network Symposium’ is instrumental to the applicant’s research and/or medical training related to skin/Dermatology and how it will support future career goals. 

4. A two-page CV of the applicant highlighting the applicant’s involvement in the field of research related to skin/Dermatology. 

 Applicants are kindly requested if possible, to provide the application documents as a single PDF file and email it to bird@birdbath.org.uk and cc’d to prscap@bath.ac.uk