Steve Bishop Award 2022
The Steve Bishop Early Career Award Sponsored by Innovate UK KTN
This scholarship is aimed at those in the early part of their career as an animal scientist (postgraduate student or within three years of graduating with a PhD, or those working in commerce or industry with an equivalent level of experience without necessarily having a PhD).
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
BSAS and Innovate UK KTN are committed to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture across our organisations, promoting diversity and inclusion, and eliminating discrimination in all that we do.
All applications will be equally judged using set marking criteria, applicant names and locations are not supplied to the selection panel.
WHO WAS STEVE BISHOP?
A world-renowned scientist, Professor Bishop made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the impact of genetics on infectious diseases in farm animals. After he obtained a degree in agricultural science from the Lincoln College at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1981, he studied for a PhD in genetics at the University of Edinburgh. After periods working at the Technical University of Munich and for the Livestock Improvement Corporation of the New Zealand Dairy Board, he took up a position at the Roslin Institute in 1988, where he built up a major research group with an international reputation. His primary research interests revolved around the genetic control of resistance to infectious disease in livestock, studying impacts from the gene to the population. Steve’s work had a major influence worldwide on how animal scientists and farmers approach breeding for nematode and infective disease resistance. Steve was a member of BSAS from 1993 to 2015.
Steve Bishop Short Research or Training Award 2022
Worth up to £5,000, the award is for specific short research programmes and/or training opportunities in the UK, or
overseas, with a new academic or industrial partner. The overall aim is to help support and develop a new partnership rather than a piece of work with a current partner or organisation.
Steve Bishop Net Zero Award 2022
Worth up to £5,000, the award is to specifically support a short research project that is connected to working towards achieving net zero carbon in a livestock farming environment.
The successful fellows will have the opportunity to present the outcomes of their award(s) to leading figures from the animal science and related sectors
In some circumstances the awards may be used to part-fund a project. Funds can be used in any relevant animal science sector.
REVIEW OF COMPETITION ENTRIES
Applications to the Steve Bishop 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 educational workshop or meeting.
The successful fellow will be required to complete a short written report (1000 – 1500 words) or a short video (5-15minutes) about the project and outcomes as well as presenting same at the next BSAS annual conference, including submission of an abstract (conference fees will be covered and travel and subsistence of no more than £200).
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WHAT IS THE PRIZE?
Worth up to £5,000 the funding available is dependent upon the length of the visit. Applicants may request:
up to of £2,000 for projects up to 6 weeks
up to of £3,000 for projects up to 3 months
up to of £5,000 for projects up to 6 months
HOW DO I APPLY?
The award is open to applicants, in the early stages of their career, from all branches of animal science. Applications are accepted from both BSAS members and non-members. Please complete the on-line application form and return by the application deadline.
30th November 2022
Click here for the downloadable information leaflet.