Molly Spooner Bursary

Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

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Grant amount: £1,500

Deadline: Mar 1, 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: Anywhere in the world

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Dr. Molly Spooner was an eminent marine biologist who worked at the MBA between 1936 and 1976. She was best known for her work on the effects of oil pollution which culminated in 1973 with her being appointed as chief adviser to the Department of the Environment on oil pollution precautions and procedures.

Dr. Spooner died in 1997 and bequeathed a sum of money to the MBA to encourage enterprising students to experience marine biological research at the MBA. Dr. Spooner’s bequest has recently been kindly supported further by her family to increase the opportunities available to undergraduate students at the MBA.

This grant consists of one bursary awarded annually for approximately 10 weeks work experience with an MBA Research Fellow’s group, usually taken up during the summer vacation.

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


  • This bursary is open to university-level students who are current undergraduates at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be interested in pursuing a research career.
  • The bursary will be available from June 1st in any one year and can be taken up at any time thereafter during the summer period.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be a current member of the MBA.