Funds, Awards & Jobs

BSAS currently offers the following Awards and Scholarships:

The Alan Robertson Fund for Animal Genetics
This is an award aimed at those interested in animal genetics, aimed at allowing people to attend meetings and undertake study tours or projects, it can also be used to bring animal geneticists to UK meetings. Applications should reflect areas of current or future interest that will advance research and education in the application of genetics to livestock production. Around £1400 is available annually, although a proportion of these monies may be held over to allow more funding to be available in years when the World Congress in Genetics Applied Livestock Production, to fund attendance of that conference. 

Date for submissions: 31st August each year. In years when the WCGALP is being held (every four years, 2018, 2022, 2026…) an additional application period will be added as notified by the society.  This scholarship is open to both members and non-members of BSAS.

The Sir Kenneth Blaxter Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded annually and is aimed at providing opportunities for younger BSAS members such as postgraduate students or those in the early years of their animal science career (less than 2 years post PhD or MSc).

The scholarship is to be used for travel in the UK or overseas, or for a specified overseas study tour.  The award may be used for travel to conferences but in this case the awards panel will seek evidence of added value such as giving a presentation or poster and particularity where funding is used to visit establishments or engage with other scientists.  The Kenneth Blaxter Award is open to applicants from all branches of animal science and any reasonable proposal within the scope of the scheme will be considered.  

The sum of £1500 is available annually. 

Date for submissions: 31st October each year (open to BSAS members only)

The Murray Black Award
The award will be made annually to members of the Society who may be postgraduate students or in the early years of their animal science careers (less than 2 years post PhD or MSc).  This award recognises Murray Black’s excellent contribution to BSAS and animal science research.
The award is open to all branches of animal science and particularly welcomes proposals that cover the role of domestic and wild animals and their science in the enhancement and maintenance of the rural environment.

The award is focused on participation in research or undertaking a specific short research programme or other relevant activities that would enhance skills and experiences.  The award may be used to add value to existing PhD or masters programmes through additional work.  Applicants can seek support to travel to work at places away from their base.  The award cannot be used to part fund PhD or MSc programmes or make up unplanned funding shortfalls in relation to any existing main project.  The size of each award will be based on the quality and type of application but will normally be in the range of £500 to £1,500.  

Date for submissions: 30th April each year (open to BSAS members only).


Other Scholarships and Awards

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