The Susan Haydon Bursary

A grant for students and professionals with an interest in headache, in honour of Susan Haydon

What is the Susan Haydon bursary?

Susan Haydon

In honour of Susan Haydon (our former Information and Support Services Manager) we are offering a grant to support students and professionals with an interest in headache. We will offer up to £1,000 to anyone who is:

  • studying a masters degree and undertaking a dissertation on a headache related topic.


  • looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of headache via Continuing Professional Development (CPD) such as attending an event, training course or study day.

What happens next?

Applications for this year’s bursary will open soon.

We will then review all applications. The successful applicant(s) will be decided by reviewing the details of your personal statement (make sure you address all the questions) and by reviewing the CPD opportunity or dissertation title and how this supports learning and improves knowledge of headache/migraine.

We will notify successful candidates within two weeks of closing applications. Unsuccessful candidates will also be notified.

Successful applicants will be expected to engage with The Migraine Trust and provide a report, blog or presentation to demonstrate the benefits of the funding and what they have gained.

We also expect recognition of The Migraine Trust’s support e.g. reports, presentations etc.

The Susan Haydon Bursary eligibility criteria

  • Applications are welcome from students and professionals with an interest in headache based in the UK.
  • Applicants need to demonstrate their interest in headache, and how the funding will support them.
  • Successful applicant(s) will be expected to work with The Migraine Trust, supporting communication and awareness of The Susan Haydon Bursary. This will be agreed between the applicant and The Migraine Trust.
  • For dissertation applications:
    • the title needs to have been approved prior to applying for funding.
    • the funding request needs to be reasonable and evidence provided for how it will be used.
    • the dissertation needs to be for the upcoming academic year.
  • For CPD applications:
    • the CPD opportunity should have been identified.
    • a place on the course, event or study day should be available.
    • the funding request can include funding for travel to and from the course, event or study day.
    • funding for the course, event or study day will be paid directly to the organiser.
  • If the applicant doesn’t complete their dissertation or attend the course, or there is evidence of funds being misused The Migraine Trust may seek full reimbursement.