Information for Students


Student Bursaries

Students presenting papers at the conference can apply for a travel bursary of up to £100. To qualify you must be enrolled in a doctoral programme in ethnomusicology or related field.  

After you have registered for the conference as normal, you submit the documents listed below to the Conference Committee via the conference email ( or by regular post to Dr Suzel Reily (School of Creative Arts [Music], Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN). In the first week of March, the committee will assess the applications for bursaries, and applicants will be advised of the outcome. 

Applicants for bursaries must present:

  • A letter of support from their supervisor;
  • A breakdown of travel costs
  • Your bank details.


BFE Student Prize

(for BFE student members only)

Submissions are invited for the BFE Student Prize that is awarded annually 
for the best student paper presented at the BFE annual conference. All students 
who are giving a paper at the forthcoming conference in Belfast are 
encouraged to submit their papers for consideration. Although the prize is a 
modest sum, this initiative is designed to support and recognise the work of 
student members of our community. 

The papers will be reviewed by a panel. Please note that your paper should 
not be significantly revised prior to submission. The text should be as for 
your 20 minute presentation. Please do not submit a longer version of your 
paper as submissions that are clearly overlength will be disregarded. 

Papers should be sent (as a Word or RTF attachment) to The deadline for submissions is 1st May 2013. 
The result will be announced in early September.