FSBI Research Grants

Fisheries Society of the British Isles


Grant amount: Up to £6,000

Next anticipated deadline: Jan 1, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: May 1, 2019, Sep 1, 2019

Applicant type: Individuals

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: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

One of the FSBI’s main areas of charitable activity is its financial support for small research initiatives related to the Society’s objectives. The Research Grant programme provides members of the Society with the opportunity to bid for financial support for carrying out research on any topic that is relevant to the Society's objectives.

There are two types of grant: the Small Research grant, and the Wyn Wheeler Research Grant which is specifically for retired members.
  • The Wyn Wheeler Research Grant Fund was created at the behest of the Society's former Newsletter Editor, Terry Langford. The aim of this grant is to provide members with financial support for their continued activity in fish biology following retirement from full-time employment. The Wyn Wheeler Research Grant Fund is open to bids for up to £6000 per project.
  • Small Research Grants are available on a competitive basis to FSBI members for research in any field of study relevant to fish biology and to the Society’s objectives. The Small Research Grant scheme is open to bids for up to £5000 per project.

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

Eligibility:

  • Eligible applicants:
    • Applicants for a Wyn Wheeler Grant must be members who are retired from full-time employment.
    • Research grant competitions are open to any member of the Society, regardless of their geographical location. 
  • Eligible projects:
    • Projects examining the influence of non-fish taxa on fish biology through interactions are eligible (e.g. bitterling/mussel interactions
    • effects of parasites on fish health
    • impacts of fish-eating birds on fish populations
    • impacts of invasive crayfish on fish behaviour), but the focus of the research must be fish biology
  • Eligible costs:
    • Items directly relevant to the project, including:
      • Special items of equipment
      • Field work expenses (including work abroad)
      • Computing costs peculiar to the project
      • Cost of hiring short-term assistance
      • Specialist books such as identification keys

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Research grant competitions are open to any member of the Society, regardless of their geographical location, but to be eligible you must be a paid up FSBI member at the time of making a grant application.

Preferences:

  • Researchers at the start of their careers, including holders of a FSBI studentship, will be favoured in competitions for Small Research Grants.

Ineligibility:

  • Ineligible costs:
    • Purchase of computers for general use
    • Travel to conferences (for which support may be available under the FSBI Travel Grants programme)
    • Salary of the applicant
    • Publishing costs
    • Fees
    • Patents
    • Other related costs and any form of administrative overheads incurred by the applicant