Early Career Scientist - Emerging Countries

Early Career Scientist - Emerging Countries

Early Career Scientist - Emerging Counties - Scholarship

Set up to honour Mike Steele's contribution to BSAS and Animal Science this is an annual scholarship aimed at providing opportunities for early-career scientist from emerging countries to travel to the UK to attend and present at the BSAS annual conference.

Open to applicants from emerging and developing countries in the early stages of their career, the award focuses on supporting these animal scientists to travel to the UK to attend and present at the BSAS annual conference. Applications also support international collaborations and visits to UK institutions to enhance skills and experiences or add value to the applicant existing work are particularly welcomed.

The award is open to all branches of animal science.

What is the prize?

The award, up to £1,500, based on the quality and type of application.

The award cannot be used to part-fund PhD or MSc programmes, or make up any unplanned funding shortfalls associated to any existing main projects.

How do I apply?

The Mike Steele award is open to applicants from emerging and developing countries in all branches of animal science who are in the early years of their career (postgraduate student or within three years of graduating with a PhD, or working in commerce or industry with an equivalent level of experience without necessarily having a PhD).

Application Deadline

Apply by 31st October

Who is Mike Steele?

Mike joined BSAS in 1989, first as assistant secretary and then as secretary, before eventually becoming the society's Chief Executive. During that time, Mike instrumental in leading the society as it worked to develop animal science and welfare in the UK and overseas.

Mike also worked tirelessly to support young scientists, ensuring the future of animal science is in strong hands.

Former BSAS President Liam Sinclair, said the award was a way of marking Mike’s outstanding service to the society and to the people who work in animal science. “Supporting students and especially those in developing countries has always been a subject close to Mike’s heart.”


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