External funding opportunities

Below is a list of grants and awards offered by external organisations (presented in alphabetical order)

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  1. British Ecological Society. Currently offers research grants (up to £20,000) to individuals irrespective of career stage; training and travel grants to students (up to £1,000); and outreach grants (up to £2,000) to individuals and organisations.
  2. Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. Offers three types of student grants and one student travel award (each up to $2,000); and research fellowships to doctorate candidates (up to $25,000). All of the awards are given annually, usually around early spring-summer.
  3. Ecological Society of America. The society operates numerous funding schemes covering all career stages, from students and postdocs to established researchers. Due to the diverse nature of the funding opportunities you are advised to visit their page for specifics.
  4. Ecological Society of Australia. Offering a range of awards from student and early-career awards to conference grants and research awards.
  5. IMarEST. Offers student bursaries (up to £500); a two-year grant of up to $7,000 (AUS) per year to doctorate and post-doctorate researchers; a three-year grant of a total of £12,000 to doctorate and post-doctorate researchers;scholarships for undergraduate students interested interested in future employment in the Naval Defence Sector (up to £3,000 per academic year)
  6. Marine Biological Association of the UK. Currently offers small funds to students and established researchers.
  7. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Also see here and here.
  8. North Pacific Research Board. Graduate Student Research Award in the amount of $25,000 to students enrolled in a Master’s or Doctorate programme related to marine research. Open to both US and foreign students.
  9. Royal Society of Biology. The Society offers travel grants (up to £500) to students and early career scientists; a range of studentships run over the summer for undergraduates having just finished their second year of studies; funds (up to £500) in order to run a small biology-related event or activity in your region; and teaching and workshop grants (up to £1000).
  10. Society for Conservation Biology. Offers two years of postdoctoral support to early-career scientists (a total of $150,000 including salary, travel and research expenses)
  11. Systematic Association.
  12. The Challenger Society for Marine Science. The Society gives quartely student travel awards (up to £500 for international conferences, up to £250 for UK-based conferences); and bursaries (up to £1,000) to late-PhD (i.e. thesis submitted) and early career researchers that do not hold permanent positions.
  13. The Micropaleontological Society. Offers a suite of funds covering individuals from all career stages.
  14. Zoological Society of London. Amongst others, the society awards the best undergraduate project and best Ph.D. thesis for original work in zoology (£800 and £1,000, respectively) to students enrolled in a UK university.
  15. Fisheries Society of the British Isles. The Society offers a range of awards, including small research grants, travel grants and PhD studentships.