Just to confirm: you can apply for the conference bursaries if you are currently working on your doctoral thesis AND if you have recently completed, but do not yet have an academic post. In other words, both PGR students AND unemployed ECRs are eligible.
Secondly: all applications will be considered for both categories, unless you wish your application only to be considered for one of the two categories. You need only apply once. You can be awarded only one bursary, though!
Thirdly: those on the programme to give a paper or chair a session, and those who merely wish to attend, are equally eligible to apply.
If there is any further information you need, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will try to answer your question. However, if in doubt, better to apply than not!
BAVS 2015 lead co-ordinator, Rosemary Mitchell