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CECAN Training Bursaries

The Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) has funding for a limited number of bursaries to support early career researchers and PhD students working across the social and natural sciences to further develop their skills in policy evaluation methods from a complex systems perspective.

Bursaries are available for CECAN Ltd courses (including those run by CECAN Ltd on behalf of the UK Evaluation Society). CECAN will fund up to £200 as a contribution towards training course fees only (subsistence expenses will not be covered). For details of our upcoming courses, please click here.

You can apply at any time. Applications are considered at CECAN Executive Group meetings, held every two months, and applicants will be informed of the outcome shortly after. We are unable to make any exceptions to this, so please ensure that you allow suitable time for processing.

If you have any questions regarding the bursary process, please contact Gail Deason (cecan@surrey.ac.uk)


Eligibility Criteria:

  • PhD applicants must be at least 12 months into programme;
  • ECR applicants must be a maximum of 5 years post PhD;
  • Applicants must be based in the UK;
  • Applicants will not be awarded more than one bursary.


Please note:

  • Bursaries are not transferable to another person or another course. A change of course requires a new bursary application;
  • Each application must be for one course/module only;
  • Initial payments must be made by the successful applicant only (not the applicant’s institution/organisation). The applicant will then be reimbursed once they have attended the course;
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a brief evaluation of the training and detail how they will use the training received.


Click here to apply 

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