MRBA Skills bursary October 2021 deadline – don’t miss out!

Do you want to join our MRS Advanced Certificate course in January 2022? Do you need help with funding? If yes, read on so that you don’t miss the MRBA Skills bursary October 2021 deadline!

What’s the MRBA Skills bursary scheme?

The MRBA Skills bursary will cover all or part of your course fees for the MRS Advanced Certificate course. Anyone eligible who wants to study at the Research Academy can apply for an MRBA Skills bursary. It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to market research or not! Even people with experience who are eager to improve their skills can apply.

What are the criteria for the MRBA Skills bursary scheme?

You’ll need to meet certain criteria regarding income and employment. A basic requirement is that you’ve worked for at least 3 months continuously in the UK market or social research sector within the past three years. If this is the case, you need to meet ONE of the criteria below:

  • Currently employed as a researcher, fieldworker or intern in a UK market or social research agency/supplier which has an annual turnover of less than £2m and earning less than £35,000 annually
  • Currently employed as a researcher, fieldworker or intern in a UK client-side research team/buyer whose annual research and insight spend is less than £200,000 and  earning less than £35,000 annually
  • Currently a UK freelance or research contractor with an annual income of less than £50,000
  • Currently an unemployed UK researcher seeking a new role in UK market and social research

There’s more information on the MRBA Skills website.

When is the MRBA Skills bursary October 2021 deadline?

The next MRBA Skills bursary application deadline is the 17th of October, 2021. Don’t delay, as you’ll need to write a personal statement and gather financial information. But equally, do have a look. With 20 bursaries available each year, you’ve got a good chance of being funded.

The lovely folks at MRBA Skills will evaluate bursary applications between the 18th of October and the 14th of November. If you qualify, they’ll notify you between November 15th – 19th. This then gives you plenty of time to sign up for our MRS Advanced Certificate course that starts on the 24th of January, 2022.

Questions?

If you’ve got questions about the bursary, please watch their video or contact MRBA Skills directly.

For questions about our MRS Advanced Certificate course, you can request the prospectus, give us a call or arrange a video chat with MRS Advanced Certificate course leader Siavush.