The Steve Bishop Early Career Award Sponsored by Knowledge Transfer Network
This scholarship is aimed at those in the early part of their career as an animal scientist (postgraduate student or within two years of graduating with a PhD, or those working in commerce or industry with an equivalent level of experience without necessarily having a PhD).
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.
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 current organisation. It some circumstances it may also be used to part-fund projects. 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 present their outcomes of the award at the next annual conference of the society (and the associated early-careers day), including submission of 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.