Applications are due 15 August 2024

Early Career Researchers – consider submitting an application for a grant! The program and application process are described in grant guidance. Academic Advisors and Senior Researchersencourage your students and younger colleagues to apply.

Tips when applying for ECR research grants

  1. Read the description of the scheme very carefully and ensure that you meet the criteria for applicants.
  2. Ensure that you submit your application on the correct form, following all instructions fully and submit before the deadline.
  3. It is important that you do not exceed word or page limits for different sections or forget to upload all relevant documents as requested. If you do your application may be rejected without being evaluated.
  4. If an abstract is required on the covering form, do not repeat in your proposed research document (this wastes space unnecessarily).
  5. Ensure that you address the relevant aspects of the project as requested. Use these as headings in your proposal.
  6. Remember that the application will be evaluated by individuals with diatom expertise, e.g. detailed descriptions of standard techniques are not needed. However, any new approaches should be described in sufficient detail for their value to be assessed.
  7. Indicate how the work will be archived. Will samples / duplicate slides be sent to curated collections? Can you publish voucher images of your taxa for the benefit of others?
  8. Write clearly and concisely throughout. It is a good idea to let your supervisor (or similar) read the application before you submit it. Another pair of eyes will pick up typographical and grammatical errors, catch if you have missed anything and help ensure you get your message across.

The forms are:

Type 1:

Type 2: