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Applications are invited from members of the University for grants that support the costs of research in experimental biological science.

The awards are intended for graduate students, early career post-doctoral researchers and early stage researchers (including those with independently funded fellowships) and aim to encourage the development of experimental methods at the boundaries of biological, physical and chemical sciences. Applications that do not clearly involve the development of experimental methods (e.g. applications for basic laboratory running costs, etc.) are unlikely to be competitive. 

Applicants are asked to:

a)      complete the application form (on which they should provide sufficient information about the nature of their research to enable the Committee to establish that it lies within the field of experimental biological science as specified above);

b)      complete the proposed research form ensuring the word limits are observed;

d)      provide a brief CV (one side of A4 maximum);.

e)      email the application form, proposed research form and CV to by 22 February 2021

Potential areas of application may include, but shall not be limited to, bioengineering, the effects of extreme environmental conditions, atmospheric and oceanic interactions, the study of flight, and similar areas where the effective application of physical principles in the study of biological systems may yield new insights.

Grants from the fund, typically in the range of £500 to £5,000, may support: 

          (1)     travel and subsistence costs in visiting laboratories in the United Kingdom or overseas;

          (2)     training courses in experimental techniques;

          (3)     the purchase of small items of equipment;

          (4)     other relevant purposes, at the discretion of the board of management.

Requests for the following will NOT be supported: 

          (a)     laptops;

          (b)     contributions to the cost of large items of equipment;

          (c)     routine consumables;

          (d)     attendance at conferences.