The Steve Bishop - Short Research or Training - Early Career Award, Sponsored by KTN

This scholarship is aimed at those in the early part of their career as an animal scientist (postgraduate student or within two years of graduating with a PhD, or those working in commerce or industry with an equivalent level of experience without necessarily having a PhD).

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Worth up to £5,000, the funding available is dependent upon the length of the visit (max £2k for up to 6 weeks, max £3k for up to 3 months, max £5k for up to 6 months).



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The award is for specific short research programmes and/or training opportunities in the UK, or overseas, with a new academic or industrial partner. The overall aim is to help support and develop a new partnership rather than a piece of work with a current partner or current organisation. It some circumstances it may also be used to part-fund projects. Funds can be used in any relevant animal science sector.

BSAS and KTN are committed to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture across our organisations, promoting diversity and inclusion, and eliminating discrimination in all that we do.

All applications will be equally judged using set marking criteria, applicant names and locations are not supplied to the selection panel.

Worth up to £5,000 the funding available is dependent upon the length of the visit. Applicants may request:

  • up to of £2,000 for projects up to 6 weeks
  • up to of £3,000 for projects up to 3 months
  • up to of £5,000 for projects up to 6 months

The successful fellow will be required to complete a short written report (1000 – 1500 words) and present their outcomes of the project or training to which the award was made at the next BSAS annual conference, including submission of an abstract (conference fees will be covered and travel and subsistence of no more than £200).

The award is open to applicants, in the early stages of their career, from all branches of animal science. Applications are accepted from both BSAS members and non-members. Please complete the on-line application form and return by the application deadline.


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