Grace Waterhouse Fellowships
The Grace Waterhouse Fellowship has been set up to encourage links between the SASPP and the BSPP, with a particular focus on plant pathologists in the early stages of their careers.
We expect the fellowship to be awarded competitively no more than once a year to a junior plant pathologist with high potential.
Members of the SASPP in the early stages of their career, studying in a southern African country, may apply for the Grace Waterhouse Fellowship to support a working visit of between one and three months to a laboratory in the UK. The aim is to encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary research, to enable students to acquire new techniques, and to make new contacts.
Any applicant must have been a member of SASPP for at least one year and must be registered for an MSc by research or PhD at the time the Fellowship award is taken up. No member may be awarded a Grace Waterhouse Fellowship more than once. The host must have been a member of the BSPP for at least two years.
The Grace Waterhouse fellowship is intended to support (a) travel, accommodation and other personal costs that are not covered by the student’s stipend and (b) a contribution to any consumables which are essential for the applicant’s proposed research in the host laboratory. In view of the travel costs and the UK being a relatively expensive country to live in, the maximum value of any award would be £5000, although members are encouraged to be economical.
The closing date each year for the fellowship will be the 31st October, and it is expected that the placement will take place during the following year.
Applications can not be submitted for both the travel fund and for a fellowship in the same year.