Glasgow Natural History Society Grant

Glasgow Natural History Society

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Next deadline: Aug 15, 2020

Later deadlines: Dec 15, 2020, Apr 15, 2021

Grant amount: Up to £2,000

Fields of work: Botany Zoology Geology

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, Unaffiliated Researcher

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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As a result of a generous bequest made by Blodwen Lloyd Binns in 1992, funds are available to individuals and groups who make application for assistance in carrying out projects of Scottish natural history interest.

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


  • Natural history projects of local Scottish interest.
  • In addition the Administrators are prepared to consider the following:
    • Support for overseas natural history expeditions.
      • Participants should be primarily undergraduate and/or postgraduate students from West of Scotland universities.
      • Support for expeditions will be for the expedition as a whole, and not to assist with the personal contributions of individuals.
      • The maximum grant for any expedition will be £1000.
    • Support for the costs of undergraduate research projects in the UK.
      • The maximum grant will be normally £200 per project.
      • Students should demonstrate that their institution is also contributing to the costs.
    • Support for overseas natural history research by individuals.
      • Support can be given for travel, accommodation and equipment.
      • The maximum grant to any such project will be normally £600.
    • Support for postgraduate students to allow them to report the results of their natural history research at international conferences.
      • Such students must show that their institution is also supporting their attendance at the conference.
      • The maximum sum granted by the Bequest Administrators for this purpose will be £300 to any one application.


  • Where the Administrators have to decide between the merits of competing applications, preference is given to:
    • Society members over non-members; 
    • local over distant projects; and
    • projects likely to generate future publication (either in the Society's journal, the Glasgow Naturalist or elsewhere). 


  • The administrators will not normally give grants towards salaries.
  •  Late applications will not be considered.