• Supported Presenter Application: For students wishing to present an oral paper or a poster

  • The SSA shall award a maximum of £200 per applicant to support an unwaged Undergraduate or Masters Student who is otherwise unable to afford to attend, to travel to the Annual Conference to present a poster or paper. Successful applicants' delegate fees will also be waived.

    This award will be made annually in July/August, to up to five associates. Deadline for receipt of applications is Sunday, 15 July 2018

  • Where an award is made it is on the bases: 1) that best value accommodation is sought, and that this will be capped at the level of the conference hotel; and 2) that where possible economy travel options are booked well in advance of the date of travel. The total amount that can be claimed by any supported delegate is £200, and justification for the amount claimed must be made and itemised, and receipts provided. A standard expenses claim form will be required from each claimant (SSA Expenses Policy and Claim Form).

    At this application stage, please answer the following questions:
  • (You will be expected to stay for both conference days.)
  • The applicant’s tutor/line manager must confirm that this study activity will be supported with any necessary leave. Enter details below to confirm this

  • Process

    Please apply online and ensure the following are attached:
    1. *Letter from tutor/line manager (preferably a member of the SSA) to confirm organisational support of the proposed attendance. This is essential to the processing of the application, including confirmation from that study leave will be granted if application is successful
    2. Expected budget for travel
    3. Whether funding towards accommodation would be required
    4. Copy of submitted abstract if making a presentation/poster

    *This letter should show:
    • The benefit to the applicant or organisation;
    • The employer’s position regarding funding, and the student's need for support;
    • Support for the time required to prepare and attend the symposium;
    • An opinion of the applicant’s ability to complete the activity.

    Applicants agree that if successful they will submit a report to the SSA after the event (copy to graham.hunt@nhs.net & martinwheeler77@hotmail.co.uk). Details of expenses applicants would like refunded should be submitted in advance, and a hard copy of expenses sent with all receipts when available, for reimbursement in arrears (to the maximum £200.00).


    Applications, from current students in the addiction field, must be submitted using the online form, with supporting documents attached, by the closing date of 15 July 2018.

    Application assessment

    The Bursaries Coordinator and Bursaries Panel – appointed from the SSA's Trustees – will assess applications, and make a recommendation to the Conference Lead Organiser, a Trustee, for their ratification, and applicants will be informed of the decision by email from the Executive office by the end of July/early August.
  • Please note:

    We are aware that a small number of users may receive an error message when submitting this form - 'Sorry, your form was not sent'. We are working to identify exactly what causes this, but please be assured that proposals are in fact coming through to us.
    Each applicant should receive an automatic email confirmation, but if you do not receive this or have received the error message above and want to be certain your application has reached us, please send a message via our Contact Us form, with name, email address, and whether you are applying for a Supported Helper or Supported Presenter place.

    Thanks, and apologies for the inconvenience.

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