Douglas Bomford Trust: Student Award Scheme

The Douglas Bomford Trust

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Grant amount: Up to £1,500

Anticipated deadline: Oct 31, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: Ireland, United Kingdom

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The overall objective of the Trust is to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, competence and capability in the application of engineering and physical science to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and allied land based and biological activities for the sustainable benefit of the environment and mankind.

The Trust provides funding to enable competent individuals and organisations to pursue:

  • Education, training, research and knowledge transfer.

  • Innovation and the application of science and technology with respect to the design, development, evaluation and construction of machines, systems and techniques.

  • Travel to acquire or disseminate knowledge.

  • The development and maintenance of professional competencies.

  • The development or acquisition of new skills, techniques and capabilities.

The Trustees of the Douglas Bomford Trust are keen to encourage students of agricultural engineering to achieve appropriate qualifications and to go on to successful careers in the industry. Douglas Bomford Student Awards will be awarded on a competitive basis to those applicants who best demonstrate how the Award will be used to enhance their studies and personal development.

What is the Scholarship?

Awards are made on an annual basis and are typically for 1 year with a value up to £1500.

Scholarships may be awarded to provide particular support to a programme of study or project work through the provision of materials, equipment, computing hardware and software for example or for any other specified requirement. Cases where genuine financial hardship is inhibiting or preventing study will also be considered.

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


  • You are eligible if you are a Student Member of IAgrE registered on a taught course of study in the United Kingdom or Ireland.  

  • To be eligible, individuals must:

    • Demonstrate a long-term commitment to the areas of concern to the Trust

    • Demonstrate that all appropriate sources of funding are being pursued

    • Indicate the benefits or outcomes that Trust funding will achieve both personally, and towards the overall objectives of the Trust

    • Demonstrate the ability and intention to achieve those outcomes

    • Have some connection with the United Kingdom through nationality, residency, or place of learning/registration.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.


  • Post graduate students are not eligible.