Percy Sladen Memorial Fund Grants

The Linnean Society of London

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Grant amount: Up to £1,500

Next anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Jan 30, 2021

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Unaffiliated Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Fund exists to support specific research projects. This means that it does not normally give general support expeditions, nor does it usually support undergraduates or field work undertaken as part of a PhD or Masters qualification. In recent years the Trustees have focused their support on field work in the life and earth sciences, both through expeditions,...and through individual research projects overseas. 

These grants are for field work abroad (away from your usual country of residence) in the earth and life sciences. The Trustees consider that expeditions involving botanical or zoological collecting should indicate that the interests of conservation have been taken into account. 

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


  • No requirements are laid down as to prior qualifications or nationality. 
  • Projects must consider matters such as conservation and international relations.
  • The establishment of good relations between those undertaking overseas research and their host countries is very important.


  • Priority will be given to projects where local scientists have been contacted and are aware of the proposed research, with a view to collaborating or giving assistance and/or where there is an opportunity for local university students to participate usefully.


  • Funds are not available for:
    • Further education of any kind
    • Visits to conferences
    • Work in institutions
    • Field work undertaken as part of a dissertation of higher degree.
  • Undergraduate expeditions are also not supported.