ECT Student Grants

Ecological Continuity Trust

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Ecological Continuity Trust is a UK charity formed in 2008. Our aim is to support long-term experimental ecology and its
application to conservation and sustainable land management.

By simulating environmental pressures such as climate change and management practices, long-term ecological experiments help us address important questions.  Questions such as how, and how quickly species and ecosystems adapt to change.

Our vision is to develop a strategic network of long-term ecological experiments, with the continuity of support and management necessary to address the long-term nature of many ecological processes. This includes safeguarding existing high quality experiments and data, whilst also ensuring new facilities are planned for the long-term.

Student Bursaries

Student bursaries are designed to support students undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate research project at an existing long-term ecological experiment.

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


  • To be eligible for this ECT grant:
    • All work must be undertaken on a long-term experiment (LTE) such those that are currently on the ECT register, please click here for a list of eligible sites
    • Grants are provided to fund research on long-term experiments and to cover travel costs associated with communicating scientific findings.
    •  The ECT also provides funds to undertake essential, stop-gap maintenance at LTEs.
    • Applicant should be a student undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate research project at an existing long-term ecological experiment.
  • Funds might be used for:
    • Consumables or specialist equipment required for the experimental research
    • Travel and subsistence expenses to enable work at the site where no university or similar student accommodation or funding exist
    • Travel and subsistence for conference attendance of the student to present work undertaken at an existing long-term ecological experiment