Each year, we are offering up to ten bursaries to attend one of our courses. Five bursaries will be supported by the Operational Research Society (ORS), and a further five bursaries will be supported by NATCOR. These bursaries will cover the course registration fee and accommodation (if applicable). Accommodation for our courses will cover bed and breakfast only. Any additional costs incurred (including travel) will not be covered by the bursary.

Applicants must be PhD students or Early Career Researchers. Preference will be given to 1st and 2nd year PhD students if full-time (or equivalent if part-time), but all are welcome to apply. Bursaries will be prioritised to applicants outside of Operational Research / Management Science / Business Analytics (OR/MS/BA) groups or from small OR/MS/BA groups, and from those with less access to funding. The bursaries are open to students at any UK university. (Note: students from continental Europe may apply for bursaries from EURO, the Association of European Operational Research Societies.)


To apply for one of our bursaries, please submit a zip file containing your bursary application form, curriculum vitae, and an email/ letter of recommendation from your supervisor. Please do not register for your chosen course until you have received notification of the outcome of your application, as fees will be payable.

Important Dates

Course Deadline for Applications Notification of Acceptance
Heuristic Optimisation & Learning 1st March 2024 14th March 2024
Convex Optimisation 1st May 2024 13th May 2024
System Dynamic & Behavioural OR 3rd June 2024 13th June 2024
Decision Making with MC & Uncertainty 5th August 2024 15th August 2024