Research and Innovation Development Office
20 February 2018
Two exciting calls are currently open for members of the British Ecological Society (BES), both opening new doors and opportunities.
Both calls have a deadline of 5pm, Wednesday 21 March 2018.
Members are invited to apply for up to £2,000 per project. These projects will be built around engaging with the public and different audiences therein. The Society wishes to fund "projects that:
In other words, this is a chance for you to express your passion for your science. You should be able to communicate effectively with various groups, enthusing them in the organisms and environments of the world.
While the Outreach projects funded in the above call cannot be to generate new knowledge, the Research grants can. Early career ecologists are eligible to apply for up to £20,000 in this funding, otherwise £5,000 is available for small projects. The Society's stated aim is to support an area of limited funding sources.
The Society wishes to "provide funding:
In other words, although the money on offer could be considered relatively small, you are expected to have clear, long-term impact, either in expanding the scientific knowledge base, or in setting up a larger project or career. These grants are awarded to individuals, not to the host university, and you must be members of the BES to apply. To qualify for the up-to £20,000 early career fund, you must be within five years of receiving your PhD.