Applications for 2021 Stapledon Travelling Fellowships worth up to - £7000 NOW OPEN - Deadline 31 October 2020

23 Sep 2020

Awards can be used to support visits between the UK & Ireland and other countries to develop studies on any aspect of grassland science.

Travelling Fellowship awards cover periods of 1 - 6 months and are normally sufficient to meet economy travel and basic living costs.

Priority is given to supporting younger/mid-career scientists with clear applications. Work planned should be challenging but feasible within the time available and the experience and skills gained should aim to enhance the applicant’s career development.

UK and Ireland based applicants can apply to visit other countries. Non-UK/Irish applicants can only apply for a Fellowship to visit the UK/Ireland.

The deadline is 31 October 2020* with decisions being made in December.

Please discuss proposals with your intended host before applying so the application presents a clear plan of the intended project. We also expect you to consider and explain any Coronavirus implications. All applications should be submitted through the host organisations involved; i.e. the workplace of UK/Irish applicants, or the proposed host for overseas applicants.

Awards are not available to directly support PhD studies but may be used for additional training or knowledge enhancement and are also not for conference attendance (although the timing of a Fellowship visit may be arranged to take advantage of conferences). The host organization is required to meet or waive any 'bench' fees.

Application is simple and if you need help or advice in your application please contact Mike Steele at

Please see to find and email the appropriate form.


*The Trust will, exceptionally, also consider applications at other times where the annual cycle might be inappropriate (such cases should be discussed with the Trust Secretary)