Up to £7000 available for 2021 Stapledon Travelling Fellowships

The Stapledon Memorial Trust is now accepting applications for the 2021 Stapledon Travelling Fellowships – worth up to £7000!


Applicants are advised to submit their applications before 31 October 2020. The Fellowship award can be used to support visits between the UK & Ireland and other countries to develop studies on any aspect of grassland science. 

Travelling Fellowship awards cover periods of 1 – 6 months and are normally sufficient to meet economy travel and basic living costs. We would expect applicants to be aware of Covid 19 restrictions and construct applications accordingly.

Priority is given to supporting younger/mid-career scientists with clear applications. Work planned should be challenging but feasible within the time available and the experience and skills gained should aim to enhance the applicant’s career development.

UK and Ireland based applicants can apply to visit other countries. Non-UK applicants can only apply for a Fellowship to visit the UK/Ireland.

Please discuss proposals with your intended host before applying so the application presents a clear plan of the intended project. All applications should be submitted through the organisations involved; i.e. the workplace of UK/Irish applicants, or the proposed host for overseas applicants.

Awards are not available to directly support PhD studies but may be used for additional training or knowledge enhancement and not for conference attendance (although the timing of a Fellowship visit may be arranged to take advantage of conferences). The host organization is required to meet or waive any ‘bench’ fees.

Application is simple and if you need help or advice on your application please contact the Trust Secretary: Mike Steele mike.steelesmt@yahoo.com

Please visit the Stapledon Memorial Trust website to find and email the appropriate application form. Remember a signed copy of the final version should be submitted by the UK/Irish partner (the applicant’s proposed host/existing workplace).

The deadline is 31 October 2020* with decisions being made in December.

*The Trust will, exceptionally, also consider applications at other times where the annual cycle might be inappropriate (such cases should be discussed with the Trust Secretary)

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