David Miller student travel bursary launched for 2014

David Miller
David Miller

The David Miller Travel Bursary Award aims to give two young plant scientists or horticulturists the opportunity of overseas travel in connection with their horticultural careers.

Applicants should be in the second or final year of a higher education qualification (BSc, HND, Kew Diploma etc) or studying for an MSc or PhD and should be students registered for courses in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.

Applications should consist of a statement of up to 500 words on the purpose to which the award will be put. The award is intended to supplement, rather than wholly finance, a journey.

Eligible submissions will include proposals on any topic related to horticulture in its broadest sense. Plant science proposals are eligible provided they have a relevance to horticulture. This could be that the applicant’s work is on a horticultural crop (edible or ornamental) or the relevance of the work to horticultural crops is made clear. Applications will be judged on the statement only. CV, references, costings and other sponsors are not required.

Within six weeks of the completion of their travel plan, recipients must submit a report describing the work carried out with the aid of the award. The recipients will then each receive a £250 travel grant, a year’s Student Membership of SCI, and three years’ Friends Membership of the Eden Project.

Award winners will be invited to attend the Horticulture Group AGM in September if they have completed their travel plan.

Travel Bursary details:
Deadline for submissions: 14 April 2014
Date award winners will be notified: May 2014

Apply here.

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