Steve Bishop Net Zero Award Launch

01 Oct 2021

Calling all fledgling animal scientists and technologists! We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new award – the ‘Steve Bishop Net Zero Award’.

Sponsored by KTN, this scholarship is aimed at BSAS members and non-members in the early stages of their animal science career (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).

Worth up to £5,000, the award is to specifically support a short research project in the UK, or overseas, with a new academic or industrial partner that is connected to working towards achieving net zero in a livestock farming environment. In some circumstances it may also be used to joint-fund projects.

The successful fellow will be required to complete a short-written report and/or video report and will have the unique opportunity to present the outcomes of their research to the global animal science community at the BSAS Annual Conference.

The award is made in commemoration of 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. 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.

For further information on the awards criteria and to apply, click here.