The M.Sc. research project bursary scheme is open to all BSPP members and will provide modest support for M.Sc. students who are unable to find other sources of funding for the research element of their course. The fund will not support research costs. The objective of the bursaries is to allow graduates to complete their research project and to provide supervisors with an additional pair of hands to undertake short research projects for which funding is increasingly difficult to find.
Applications are invited from supervisors on behalf of their M.Sc. student. Students should have performed well in the taught part of the course and proven an aptitude and enthusiasm for plant pathology research. BSPP members will be restricted to making a single application annually. Bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis.
The bursary is not transferable and students will receive a sum of 200 pounds sterling per week to cover their living expenses with 500 pounds in total for consumables. Bursaries will be for a maximum of 17 weeks. In the event of a successful application, please invoice the BSPP treasurer and a cheque (made payable to the University/College) will be issued. The University/College should arrange payment weekly in arrears subject to satisfactory attendance and performance. The final payment should be made only after a short report (1000 words maximum), completed by the student, has been submitted to the chair of the BSPP education committee via the supervisor. For details on the format of this report see instructions for bursary fund authors.
Please note that 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.
Application forms must be returned by the closing date of 1 April to:
Dr James M. Fountaine (Education Officer)
Crop and Soil Systems Research, SRUC, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG, UK
Tel: 0131 535 4370; email: email@example.com
Notification of the results of applications will be made by the end of April after consideration by the Education sub-committee of BSPP Council.
MSc bursaries Awarded 2012
At: John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH.
MSc bursaries Awarded 2011
Applicant: Dr Ingo Hein
Applicant: Dr Matthew Dickinson
MSc bursaries Awarded 2010
Applicant: Dr Eric Boa
Applicant: Dr Simon Archer
MSc bursaries Awarded 2009
Applicant: Prof N. Magan
MSc bursaries Awarded 2008
MSc bursaries Awarded 2007
Applicant: Dr Simon Archer
Applicant: Dr Akinwunmi O. Latunde-Dada
MSc bursaries Awarded 2006
Applicant: Dr Simon A. Archer (At Department of Biological
Sciences, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ)
MSc bursaries Awarded 2005
Student: Carlos Pires, Supervisors: Prof. Naresh Magan, Cranfield
MSc bursaries Awarded 2004
Student: Hale Ann Tufan, Supervisors: Dr. Lesley Boyd, John Innes Centre,
Student: Veronica Briz, Supervisors: Dr. Matthew Dickinson, University of
Student: Sarah Archibald, Supervisors: Dr. Simon Archer & Dr. Anna Brown,
MSc bursaries Awarded 2003
Amaala A. Muhammad to work with Dr. Dave Henman (Rothamsted Research) & Dr. Simon Archer (Imperial College)
MSc bursaries Awarded 2002
Paula Azevedo Rodrigues, Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, to work with Lesley Boyd, John Innes Centre, on genetics of non-host resistance in wheat to barley yellow rust.
Biswanath Das, Imperial College, University of London, to work with Prasad Sreenivasaprasad, Horticulture Research International, on characterisation of Rhizoctonia spp. involved in the rice sheath disease complex.
Alice Smith, University of Wales, Bangor, to work with Richard Shattock, University of Wales, David Cooke, Scottish Crop Research Institute, on relationships between Peronospora hariotii (downy mildew of Buddleja davidii) and P. grisea and P. sordida from species of Scrophulariaceae.