Kevin Shingfield Award

Kevin Shingfield Award


The Kevin Shingfield Award is aimed at providing opportunities for under and postgraduates who excel in conducting scientifically excellent research to attend the annual
BSAS Conference. This year (20/21) the award is sponsored by the Knowledge Transfer Network.


Who was Kevin Shingfield?

A major part of Kevin’s work was training the next generation of students to work in our sector whether at science, industry, education or policy fronts. Kevin instilled the key principles of
conducting scientifically excellent research, which is relevant to big challenges in our society, to his many students. Through this award we aim to honour those principles and Kevin’s passion for animal science, his drive to improve the lives of animals. Kevin, who was Professor of Nutritional Physiology at Aberystwyth University, passed away suddenly at the age of 48 in September 2016.


The Kevin Shingfield award offers under-grads or post-grads, specialising in livestock or aquaculture, funding to attend the BSAS Annual Conference from 13th – 15th April 2021.
The winning student would be expected to produce a short review article on a theme or topic of their choice from the conference, with particular reference to either livestock and/or

Review of competition entries

Applications to the Kevin Shingfield award will be assessed based on the application form. In making its decision, the selection panel will consider the relevance of the applicants work and
the extent to which they will benefit from attending the BSAS conference in general and specifically in producing the review article.

Reporting requirements

The award holder will be required to submit a short review article (by 9th July 2021), to both KTN and BSAS following their attendance at BSAS 2021, which focuses on a theme or topic of their choice from the conference, relating to livestock and/or aquaculture and addressing big challenges in our society or that are being faced by industry. The review article will be publicised on the BSAS and KTN websites.



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What is the prize?

The award, worth up to £1,000, to cover attendance and accommodation for the duration of the 2021 BSAS annual conference. It will also include one year’s BSAS membership.


How do I apply?

The award is open to applicants from all branches of animal science who are in the early stages of their career. Applications are accepted from both BSAS members and nonmembers. Please complete the on-line application form and return by the application deadline.


Application deadline

31st January 2021

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Application Background (please complete in line with Award criteria

Please provide name and address of an academic referee supporting this application (please ensure that they have sgreed to support the application)


Please succinctly, state your main objectives (250 words max)

Lay Summary and Impact

Please provide a lay summary of your current research/study focus. Briefly describe how your work meets the scope of this award focusing on the originality/novelty of the scientific advances or development in knowledge. You must include benefits that would accrue from this proposal covering the (i) development of the scientific area and (ii) benefit to the animal science industry and or animal welfare (500 words max)

Technical Summary

Please provide a summary of the work that you plan to undertake as part of this award. . If the application is to support presenting at a conference, include any submitted abstract (as an appendix) and date when you are likely to hear of the outcome (500 words max)

Benefits of the Award

Briefly provide an overview and background of yourself as an animal scientist. What are your strength, challenges and future goals or aspiration? Describe how this award will support your current work and provide opportunities for your professional development or progression (500 words max)

Expenditure Breakdown

(including dates, location(s), travel and accommodation)