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Every year ESSE awards a number of bursaries of up to 1100 euros each for doctoral candidates in need of support to pursue a programme of research, which will be, as a rule, in the form of a short-term visit to a university in an English-speaking country. The age limit is 40. The deadline for applications is 1 March each year. Notification to the applicants should be in the post by 15 April. There is an application form which will be sent to applicants on request or which can be downloaded from the ESSE website.

The application should include the following:

  1. a letter requesting ESSE support and stating how they intend to use the funds;
  2. a c.v. and a list of publications;
  3. a detailed description of their project (between 500 and 1000 words);
  4. a letter of recommendation, sent directly by a referee (in the case of PhD candidates, their supervisor).

These documents should be sent (by fax, snail mail or e-mail) to each of the three members of the Bursaries Committee, whose names and details are listed on the ESSE website.