BABAO Sponsored Symposia/Workshop Grants

In September 2019, the BABAO Board of Trustees approved funding for ad hoc grants for sponsoring symposia/workshops (or similar events), available to all members of the association who paid their dues by the 31st of January of the application year.

These grants are intended to support events for the benefit of BABAO members. For example (but not limited to) enabling the dissemination of research and/or emerging techniques, promoting good ethical practice and EDI initiatives, or allowing career development/training opportunities related to biological anthropology (relating to humans and non-human primates, extinct and extant) and osteoarchaeology (human and non-human). This may be via seminars, small symposia, workshops, one-day conferences, or other similar events. These events must be open to all BABAO members that may wish to attend.

There is no formal application deadline; instead, each will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis throughout the year as applications arise. Award of the grant will therefore depend on not only the suitability of the event for BABAO sponsorship, but also on how many applications have already been awarded sponsorship that year. The annual award cycle will follow the BABAO financial year, opening on 1st January and closing on 31st December.

The amount of funding that can be requested is flexible, depending on the nature of the event being proposed, but must not exceed £1,000.

If you would like to apply for BABAO sponsorship for your event, please fill in the preliminary application form below and send to the Grants Secretary (grants[at] so that the eligibility of the event for sponsorship can be assessed by the Board of Trustees prior to a formal application being made.

Further guidance and information on eligibility and the application process can be found at the link below. Please follow the links for:

Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees. Please note that incomplete applications and those that do not follow the guidelines will be automatically disqualified.

Grant winners are expected to hold their event within one year of receipt of the award (unless an extension has been agreed with the Board of Trustees at the time of preliminary application). They must also make it a requirement for attendees to commit to the BABAO Code of Conduct, and BABAO Codes of Ethics, Practice, and Digital Imaging during the registration process. Please see the guidance document for further information regarding requirements of grant winners.