GRANTS

The following grants are available from the British Entomological and Natural History Society:

  • The Professor Hering Memorial Research Fund
  • Maitland Emmet BENHS Research Fund and Grants

The Professor Hering Memorial Research Fund

The British Entomological & Natural History Society announces that awards may be made from this Fund for the promotion of entomological research with particular emphasis on:

  • leaf miners
  • Diptera, particularly Tephritidae and Agromyzidae
  • Lepidoptera, particularly Microlepidoptera
  • general entomology

Successful applicants are required to provide a report to the BENHS within 6 months of the project’s completion, including high resolution JPEG images for use on the Society’s website. Publication of an article in the Society’s Journal or a poster presentation at the AGM or Annual Exhibition would be welcomed.

Awards may be made to assist travelling and other fieldwork expenses, for the study of collections, or, exceptionally, for the costs of publication of finished work. In total they are unlikely to exceed £500 in the year 2019.

Applications

Applicants should email a covering letter with a statement of their qualifications, their plan of work and the precise objectives and amount for which an award is sought. Only one application is accepted for each research project per annum.

Please apply to the Society’s Grant Officer at enquiries@benhs.org.uk. Further information may be obtained from the same address.

The closing date for applications is 1st December 2018; awards will be made in February 2019.

Maitland Emmet BENHS Research Fund and Grants

The Society invites applications for grants from its Research Fund. Awards are open to both members and non-members of BENHS and will be made to support research on insects and other invertebrates with reference to the British Fauna, and with an emphasis on:

  • field work on insects or other invertebrates with relevance to their conservation
  • work leading to the production of identification guides and distribution lists.

Work on leaf miners and gall-forming insects should be submitted to the Society’s Professor Hering Memorial Research Fund. The work and travel is not limited to the British Isles but must have a demonstrable relevance to the British fauna. Travel to examine museum collections and to consult taxonomic specialists would be included.

Successful applicants are required to provide a report to the BENHS within 6 months of the project’s completion, including high resolution JPEG images for use on the Society’s website. Publication of an article in the Society’s Journal or a poster presentation at the AGM or Annual Exhibition would be welcomed.

Preference will be given to work with a clear final objective (e.g. leading to publication or the production of a habitat management plan). Individual grants are unlikely to exceed £1000.

Applications

Applicants should email a covering letter with a statement of their qualifications, their plan of work and the precise objectives and amount for which an award is sought. Only one application is accepted for each research project per annum.

Please apply to the Society’s Grant Officer at enquiries@benhs.org.uk. Further information may be obtained from the same address.

The closing date for applications is 1st December 2018; awards will be made in February 2019.