Listed below are the recent funding opportunities available at the British Ecological Society:
These grants support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding. Small projects can be awarded up to £5,000 and early career ecologists can apply for funding up to £20,000.
We support projects where there is a clear ecological science focus to the work; any other aspects, i.e. sociology, economics, etc., must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project. The grants are to support work of the highest international standard and applicants need to show how the work will advance ecological science.
Research grants are to provide funding:
- for new and innovative ecological research
- for pump priming projects
- to help early career ecologists to establish an independent research career in ecology
Training & Travel Grants
This grant supports the training and development of students and postgraduate research assistants. Grants of up to £1,000 are available.
These grants help PhD students and postgraduate research assistants to meet the costs of specialist field training courses and to network and publicise their research by presenting their work at workshops and conferences.
We actively encourage our members to promote ecological science to a wide audience and offer grants of up to £2,000.
We define ecology as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment. Applications should promote and engage the public with the science of ecology. Grants will not be awarded for purely nature conservation purposes or any activity that does not promote the science of ecology.
We support projects that:
- Increase public understanding of, and engagement with, ecology
- Stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society
- Inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested
- Develop skills in communicating the science of ecology
Ecologists in Africa
This grant provides support of up to £8,000 for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research.
This grant provides support for Ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. We recognise that ecologists in Africa face unique challenges in carrying out research; our grant is designed to support you to develop your skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists internationally. We support excellent ecological science in Africa by funding services and equipment.
Application deadline is September 10, 2021.