BSPP Undergraduate Vacation Bursary Fund
The undergraduate vacation bursary is open to all BSPP members and will provide modest support for work on specified research projects during the summer vacation. The objective of the bursaries is to provide undergraduates considering a research career with some practical experience in a plant pathology laboratory and to assist supervisors to meet some specific research objectives.
Applications are invited from supervisors on behalf of an identified student. Students should be in the middle year(s) of their degree course and each BSPP member will be restricted to making a single application annually. Bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Insurance cover for BSPP-supported bursaries is the responsibility of the institution hosting the student. Such cover indemnifies any insurance claims on the BSPP during the tenure of the awards.
The bursary is not transferable and students will receive a sum of 200 pounds sterling per week to cover their living expenses. A sum of 500 pounds sterling will also be provided for consumables. Bursaries will be for a maximum of 10 weeks and a minimum of 8 weeks. In the event of a successful application, cheques will be made payable to the institution in which the student will work who should arrange payment weekly in arrears subject to satisfactory attendance and performance. The final payment should be made only after a short report (500 words maximum), completed by the student, has been submitted to BSPP via the supervisor. For details on the format of this report see instructions for busary fund authors and examples that were condensed for BSPP News.
|You can apply for an undergraduate vacation bursary by downloading an application form in MS Word below.|
|bsppvac.docx (MS Word 104kb)|
This form must be returned by 1 April in 2 formats:
- by email, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- by post, with a printed form sent to the address listed on our board members page for our 'education officer'
Notification of the results of applications will be made after consideration by the Education sub-committee of BSPP Board.
Student Bursaries Awarded 2017
Applicant: Barbara Mable, Institution: Glasgow, Student: Gayan Karthik
Applicant: Catherine Walker, Institution: Rothamsted Research, Student: clare kanja
Applicant: Chris Ridout, Institution: John Innes Centre, Student: Ella Wolfenden
Applicant: Estrella Luna-Diez, Institution: Sheffield, Student: Jemma Upton
Applicant: Ethan Hack, Institution: Newcastle, Student: Frank Eardley
Applicant: Georgia Mitrousia, Institution: Hertfordshire, Student: Remila Nguli
Applicant: Gerry Saddler, Institution: SASA Edinburgh, Student: Iain Cowper
Applicant: James Woodhall, Institution: Idaho, Student: Annika Thomas
Applicant: Katherine Denby, Institution: York, Student: Calum Graham
Applicant: Mahmut Tor, Institution: Worcester, Student: Mark Raw
Applicant: Mark Banfield, Institution: John Innes Centre, Student: Jiawen Chen
Applicant: Matthew Cromey, Institution: RHS Wisley, Student: Niamah Bashir
Applicant: Paul Birch, Institution: Dundee, Student: Yusuf Sule
Applicant: Paul Nicholson, Institution: John Innes Centre, Student: Suzy Pearce
Applicant: Reiner van der Hoorn, Institution: Oxford, Student: Oliver Mattinson
Applicant: Rose Murray, Institution: Bristol, Student: Patrick Shannon
Applicant: Tolga Bozkurt, Institution: Imperial, Student: Ignacio Esseverri
Applicant: Yongju Huang, Institution: Hertforshire, Student: Etelka Chung
Applicant: Murray Grant, Institution: Warwick, Student: Breagha Magill