Support for Student Fieldwork

Support for Student Fieldwork is available for both Fieldwork Projects and Fieldwork Courses with a botanical theme. Requests for support should be sent to the Honorary General Secretary.

Fieldwork projects for which financial support is sought:

  1. should not form part of a university or college course.
  2. should be undertaken in the British Isles, preferably in Scotland.
  3. may be carried out by individual students or groups of students.

The maximum grant available for each project is £400. Only one project per university/college will be funded each year.

Requests for funding should include an outline of the project, risk assessments, details of how the money will be spent and a supporting letter from an academic member of staff of the university. Suitable insurance must be in place for the project.

A short report, suitable for publishing in the BSS News, should be sent to the Society after the project is completed.

Fieldwork courses for which financial support is sought:

  1. should not form part of a university or college course.
  2. should be undertaken in the British Isles, preferably in Scotland.

Individual students undertaking a fieldwork course may claim the cost of tuition and subsistence up to a maximum of £200. Only one student per university/college will be funded each year.

The total value of support for fieldwork projects and courses will not exceed £1000 per year. Applications must be received by April 30th in the year for which support is requested.

Requests for funding should be emailed to:

general.secretary@botanical-society-scotland.org.uk

Hon. General Secretary,
Botanical Society of Scotland,
c/o Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,
20A Inverleith Row,
Edinburgh,
EH3 5LR.

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