CIEL Agri-Tech Innovation Student Bursaries 2021

CIEL Agri-Tech Innovation Student Bursaries 2021

Are you a student undertaking a livestock-related dissertation?
CIEL, the UK’s livestock innovation Centre, is offering up to ten £1,500 bursaries to help with costs associated with your dissertation. Also included is a free one-year membership to BSAS (British Society of Animal Science).

The best dissertation, as voted for by a panel of judges, will additionally receive a £500 prize!

Who can apply? 
Students may apply if they are in full-time study at one of CIEL's foundation academic partners* and producing a dissertation with a strong link to livestock.
You must also fall into one of these two categories:

  1. An undergraduate student who, as part of your degree,must complete a research dissertation which is 20 – 40% of your coursework in thatacademic year. Where the dissertation runs over two academic years, it should count for20 – 40% of the final degree classification.
  2. A Masters student following a one-year academic programme combining course work with a dissertation, where the dissertation is less than 40% of your required work.

How to apply

Please complete the accompanying application form, which must also be signed by your supervisor, and submit to CIEL by 5pm on 1 December 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by 20 December 2021.

Successful applicants will be required to provide CIEL with a copy of their final dissertation and a short case study to be used by CIEL for promotional purposes.

Please send your application to with the subject line 'CIEL Agri-Tech Innovation Student Bursary 2021'.

About CIEL

CIEL is a world-leading research alliance, helping to bring new technologies and processes to livestock food production. We provide the front door to innovation for the livestock sector and wider food industry. In partnership with 12 of the UK’s leading research institutions and a wide range of Industry Members, CIEL is tackling the grand challenges for livestock production, currently defined as:

  • Climate smart food systems
  • Endemic disease reduction
  • Food safety, quality & integrity
  • Health & welfare management
  • Resource efficiency & precision nutrition
  • Antimicrobial resistance

*CIEL foundation academic partners: Aberystwyth University, Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Duchy College, HarperAdams University, Newcastle University, Queen's University Belfast, Rothamsted Research, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC),University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh Roslin Institute, University of Leeds, and University of Nottingham.

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