The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

BASES Early-Career Practitioner and Researcher Grant

BASES Early-Career Practitioner and Researcher Grants

Number Offered: 3 each year

Target BASES Membership Category: Professional member

Application Closing Date: 1 February, 1 August

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Results Available: Within a month of the application closing date

Aim

BASES Early-Career Practitioner and Researcher Grants aim to assist early-career practitioners and researchers to develop their applied and research potential. The applicant must be within 5 years of obtaining either BASES accreditation or a PhD (whichever came first). Three grants up to a total of £2,000 each are available each year.

Grant Criteria

  • The applicant must be a Professional Member of BASES.
  • The applicant must be within 5 years of obtaining either BASES accreditation or a PhD (whichever came first). BASES will consider making adjustments on a needs basis for individuals who have taken a career break within the first 5 years of their career; for example, for maternity leave or leave due to illness.
  • The applicant has read and will comply with the Terms and Conditions of the BASES Early-Career Practitioner and Researcher Grants.
  • The applicant must submit the BASES Early-Career Practitioner and Researcher Grant application form and a two page CV. Only information contained within the application form and the CV will be considered.
  • Each application is assessed against the following criteria:
    • The extent to which the grant with enable the applicant’s personal career development;
    • The projected impact of the proposed work and how the grant will enable this;
    • The clarity of the applicant’s description of his/her career ambitions and how the grant application matches and enables these;
    • The applicant’s contribution to BASES.
  • The applicant has not submitted a BASES Early-Career Practitioner and Researcher Grant application within the past year.
  • The applicant has not received a BASES Early-Career Practitioner and Researcher Grant within the past 3 years.

Terms and Conditions

  1. In making an application for a grant, the applicant agrees to abide by each of the terms and conditions contained within this schedule, upon and following any award of a grant.
  2. This schedule, together with the requirements set out in the application guidelines and any subsequent grant offer letter, constitute the agreement between BASES and the recipient.
  3. BASES Early-Career Practitioner and Researcher Grants may be used for:
    1. Fees for courses/workshops, etc. specifically related to development of skills and knowledge appropriate to the proposed work.
    2. Travel and other expenses, such as accommodation, associated with their client group work or attending training courses, etc. This can be in the UK or overseas.
    3. Purchase of equipment/consumables specifically for use in the applied work.
  4. BASES Early-Career Practitioner and Researcher Grants may not be used for:
    1. Paying for BASES Supervised Experience supervision.
    2. Membership of professional bodies, etc.
  5. The grant awarded shall not be used for any purpose other than that stated in the grant offer letter.
  6. The decision is final in all cases and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. Grants will not be awarded in the absence of submissions of sufficient merit.
  8. The payment of a grant is subject, at all times, to BASES being satisfied that all these conditions are being complied with.
  9. Successful grant applicants are expected to acknowledge fully, in writing, the nature of the BASES support in any publications, presentations or reports arising from the grant.
  10. Grant recipients are strongly encouraged to present the outcomes of the funded work at the BASES Annual Conference.
    1. Costs to present any findings at a conference (i.e., for conference travel, accommodation or registration costs).
    2. Support for work directly associated with credits for a course/degree for which the applicant is already registered.

11. Within 18 months of receiving the grant award letter, recipients of a grant shall submit:

    1. A full financial report on how the funds, including receipts, were used
    2. An 800-word article (with the focus and format agreed with Dr Claire Hitchings FBASES) for consideration in The Sport and Exercise Scientist. Recipients of a grant are advised to read ‘Guidelines for Contributors to The Sport and Exercise Scientist’. Available: bases.org.uk/SES-Contributors

12. If a full financial report and an 800-word article for The Sport and Exercise Scientist are not received within the specified time period, the grant entitlements will be rescinded, and grant payments will have to be refunded to BASES in full.