BHS Student Grant Scheme

British Herpetological Society


Grant amount: Up to £300

Next deadline: Dec 1, 2018

Later deadlines: Jun 1, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

Established in 1947, the British Herpetological Society is one of the most prestigious such societies of its kind in the world. The society's Herpetological Journal is ranked as one of the leading scientific publications devoted to herpetology.

BHS Student Grant Scheme

The Society welcomes applications on a biannual basis (closing dates 1st June and 1st December) for the Student Grant Scheme. The Scheme offers small grants, normally not exceeding £300 (approximately US $450), to current students, and is principally aimed at supporting fieldwork and other research costs. Undergraduate and masters-level postgraduate students are the intended focus of the Scheme, but PhD students will be eligible if the research is completed within one year.

The Scheme is intended to promote a scientific interest in herpetology through short, well-defined research projects with clear aims and demonstrable applications to our understanding of herpetology, and/or to herpetofauna conservation.

Decisions are made on the merit of each application.

The objectives, methodologies and ethical standards of projects should be consistent with the aims of the Society. For example, work involving euthanasia must present a strong case, such as a clear conservation benefit.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The scheme is open to students and research projects in any country, but applications from countries where funds are relatively easy to obtain (e.g. the USA) may be at a disadvantage. 
  • Undergraduate and masters-level postgraduate students are the intended focus of the Scheme, but PhD students will be eligible if the research is completed within one year.
  • Applicants do not have to be BHS members, though this is encouraged

Preferences:

  • Projects which benefit species of conservation concern are likely to be favoured.

Ineligibility:

  • Proposals where the BHS contribution is small and unlikely to be significant (e.g. Operation Wallacea expeditions) are unlikely to receive support, particularly if the application does not meet the criteria.
  • Generic requests for funding will not be supported.