Last Updated on April 23, 2015 by Malik Waqas
Introduction to Scholarship:
The Linnean Society in association with Biology Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Biotechnology, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Systematics Association are offering a short-term financial support of about £5,000 and £30,000 to researchers for new technique of mutual research in the fields of systematics.
Introduction to Scholarship Providing Body:
Carl Linnaeus is renowned scientist for his major contribution in the field of Taxonomy, the science of identifying, naming and classification of organisms (animals, plants, fungi, bacteria etc. The Linnean Society London is the home of Carl Linnaeus. Annnually, it provides Systematics and Taxonomy (SynTax) research scheme funding for the research works in taxonomy and systematic.
Objectives of Scholarships:
The mission of this scheme is to encourage high quality systematic research porposals and taxonomy to the Research Councils of UK. The NERC research councils and BBSRC support this funding.
Purpose of study
Level of Study:
- Professional scientists
Number of Scholarships:
Application Deadline Date:
16 January, 2015
Fields of Study:
- The candidates of all nationalities who are based in UK are eligible to apply.
- It is a fund offered mutually by the Linnean Society, the Systematics Association; and the Systematics Research Fund (SRF). It is providing funds in the systematic field for small-scale research projects annually.
- The fund is not meant to give support for the attendance of candidates at scientific meetings, their maintenance, their tuition fees, or for bench fees.
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There are different types of small grants that are offered by Linnean Society in collaboration with partner organizations.
- 1. The Systematic Research Fund (SRF):
- The Systematics Research Fund provides supports in research field of the systematics and taxonomy.
- The total amount of funding is £31,000, and Linnean Society would contribute £25,000 and Systematics Association would offer £6,000.
- Each award would not value more than: £1500.
- Typical activities by the candidates would be supported which includes contribution towards fieldwork expenses, the scientific equipment purchase or buying analytical equipment, the specimen preparation includes the charges of technical assistance for short term, and publication cost contributions.
- Projects of educational and general nature would also be supported, in case if they comprise of a strong systematics element. However, the typical activities of the candidates would not be supported by Linnean society that comprises of the students’ presence at scientific meetings, student maintenance and the tuition fees.
- The grant won’t support for Bench Fees. All those Projects which have already funded by any other institutes might not be favored.
- A panel of six systematics would select the successful projects; these systematics are representatives of huge range of taxonomic groups and conceptual interests.
- 2. The Anne Sleep Award
- The amount of this award is £3,000 to provide support in biological research in the Middle or Far East regions.
- 3. The Appleyard Fund
- The amounts of these funding is about £2,000 to give assistance in research projects in Zoology or Botany.
- 4. The Dennis Stanfield Memorial Fund
- The amount for this funding is up to £2,000 to provide support in botanical research and on African tropical plants.
- 5. Percy Sladen Memorial Fund
- The amount for this fund is £1000 to support field work out of the country in the life and earth sciences.
How to Apply For Scholarship:
- The candidates are requested to download the guidelines at the official website of the Syntax to apply for these grants.
- The successful applicants would be sent notification in 30 April, 2015
Terms & Conditions
- All the candidates must remember that only electronic application will be accepted.
- SRF doesn’t provide full course funding for doctoral research; these students must specify one particular portion of their project for funding. They must provide justification for that project.
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