Please note: To be eligible for many of the grants and awards you must be a BELMAS member.
Research Bursaries - up to £2,000 per annum
BELMAS Bursaries are designed to promote advanced study and research that contributes to the production of theoretical and professional knowledge and understanding about practice in the UK and Internationally. The awards of £2000 per annum - are available for a maximum of two years for research students registered at United Kingdom universities.
Applications are invited from registered research students.
Full details will be made available when the next bursary programme is confirmed.
The Bursary programme is currently closed
Development Grants - up to £3,000
Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support any BELMAS member to complete a project or develop and improve educational leadership and learning at all levels.
Could you benefit from a BELMAS Development Grant?
International Partnership Grants - up to £10,000
Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support learning and development activities in educational leadership in countries with developing economies.
BELMAS encourages the fullest engagement of members in the study and practice of educational leadership, management and administration and recognises significant contributions through a number of annual awards. These awards are presented at the annual conference.
Distinguished Service Award (DSA)
Awarded to members who have made a unique contribution to the Society's aims over the course of their career. Candidates may be nominated by individuals, a school or college or a department of education.
Details on how to nominate
EMAL Best Paper Award
Awarded by the editorial board of the journal Educational Management Administration & Leadership (EMAL) to the writer(s) of the best papers by a new contributor to the journal.
Joan Smith - 2012 Winner
Awarded to the individual whose thesis is deemed by the Selection Panel to have made the most important contribution to our understanding of educational leadership and/or management and/or policy.
Roz Stevens - 2012 Winner
How to nominate
Awarded to practitioner researchers who can demonstrate the implications for leadership for an innovation in an educational setting which makes a significant contribution to development. Three authors will be shortlisted to present at a Practitioner Workshop of the Annual Conference and the overall winner will be invited to present their paper as part of the Conference programme. The three finalists will be offered assistance with adapting their paper for publication.
Alison Elliott - 2012 Winner