Bursary Scheme 2017/18 - Closing date of 31/7

The scheme

The IGA has funds available to financially support students on the National Diploma in Group Work Practice and Qualifying courses nationally for the academic year 2017-18.
This includes funds available from the Dennis Brown Bursary. Dennis Brown was one of the pillars of modern Psychotherapy and contemporary Group Analysis. His publications, his teaching and supervision along with his generous support and, for many, his sensitive therapy have had an impact which is valued by many therapists and teachers of psychotherapies today.
His was an important contribution to the early development of the European Association for Transcultural Group Analysis and where he explored both psychoanalytic and group analytic thinking with his always inquiring mind. His lifelong enthusiasm and interest in literature and the arts constantly enriched his writing.

The Dennis Brown Bursary will be awarded to a student who has a demonstrated interest in intercultural group analysis and the development of Group Analytic theory.

These funds are managed by the Finance, Resource and Assurance Committee of the IGA, who will consider applications in July 2017.
Criteria for applications

  • applicants must either have secured a place, or have applied for a place, on the IGA’s National Diploma in Group Work Practice or Qualifying Course

  • applications must  be submitted on the appropriate form

  • the level of support is up to £500 for students on the National Diploma in Group Work Practice course and up to £1000 on the Qualifying Course.

  • the bursary is to assist with course fees and is not intended for :

    • travel expenses

    • subsistence

    • books

    • replacement costs to cover study leave

Applications will be assessed on the basis of the level of other funding available to the applicant and on the strength of the supporting statement made as part of the application.
Any student in receipt of a bursary will be expected to share what they have gained from the course with a wider audience, ie professional colleagues, co workers, peer group and may be asked by the IGA to speak at open events to promote IGA courses.
The bursary will be paid either at the start of the course or in three instalments at the beginning of each term, depending upon the amount.  If a student does not complete the course they will be expected to reimburse any funds received. 

Application Form - Please send completed form to Samantha Evans, National Training Administrator, 
Closing date for applications is 31st July 2017

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