Sunday, 23 October 2011

British Ecological Society seeks proposals for Early Career Project Grants

British Ecological Society (BES) is currently seeking proposals from eligible BES members under the Early Career Project Grants program providing an award of up to £20,000.

The program is targeted at supporting outstanding ecologists who are in the early stage of their careers and are intending to carry out innovative or important research of a pure or applied nature by providing them an opportunity to establish themselves. Exceptionally, the awards may be used to employ the investigator him/herself under circumstances where the applicant is not currently employed.

There are two rounds of applications. Round one consists of a short application and only those successful applications from round one will be invited to submit a longer round 2 application

Eligibility and Conditions
  • This grant is only open to current BES members.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or D.Phil., or have submitted a thesis that will have been examined by the time the application is submitted.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to submit a brief report within 15 months of receipt of the award.
  • A signed letter of support from the host institute needs to be received by the BES before the grant deadline for the round 2 online application.
Selection Criteria
The selection process involves assessment by a panel of experts drawn from within and outside BES Council, which reviews the scientific excellence of the project and the performance and potential of the applicant. Applications from individuals based in regions outside of the UK which do not have a rich resource base for their own scientific communities will be looked upon favorably.

Last date for submission of round 1 applications is January 31, 2012
For more information, visit this link.

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