Levy body makes further £1m available for research projects

AHDB has published its latest call for new research projects, making funding of up to £1 million available for "around 15" PhD studentships.

Image: USDA
Image: USDA

Applications are open to all research institutes, universities and colleges (though not to students themselves) to install students by the start of the 2016/17 academic year, and are expected to meet the research priorities of at least one of the six AHDB divisions, including Horticulture and Potatoes.

The latest call for new projects will close on 14 September, with successful projects announced in January 2016. Historically funding a total of 15 to 20 new projects per year, and around 50 to 60 rolling projects at any one time, AHDB has said it is looking to maintain the same scale of investment as in previous years.

Chair of the studentship programme Kim Matthews said: "Supporting the next generation of scientists and delivering relevant and practical research to levy payers is an important part of AHDB's long term strategy. We are looking for a high standard of applications that can demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing farmers, growers and processors."

For full details and to apply, see the AHDB website.


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