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Stapledon Travel Bursary 2024

2024 Stapledon Travelling Fellowships are now available. Awards can be used to support visits between the UK/Ireland and other countries to develop studies on any aspect of grasslands.

Travelling Fellowship awards cover periods of 1 – 6 months and are normally sufficient to meet economy travel and basic living costs.

Priority is given to supporting younger and mid-career scientists who present applications with clear proposals. Work to be undertaken should be challenging but feasible within the time available and the experience and skills gained from the Fellowship should aim to enhance the applicant’s career development.

UK/Ireland based applicants can apply to visit any other country. Non-UK applicants can only apply for a Fellowship to visit the UK or Ireland. The deadline is 31 October 2023* with decisions being made in December.

Applicants should discuss their proposals with their intended host before applying so the application presents a clear plan of the intended project. They should also consider the effect of travel om Climate Change so need to maximise opportunities. All applications should be submitted through the UK/Irish institution involved; i.e., workplace of applicants, or the proposed host.

Awards are not available to support PhD studies, or for conference attendance (although the timing of a Fellowship visit may be arranged to take advantage of conferences). The host organization is required to meet or waive any ‘bench’ fees.

Application is simple and if you need help or advice in your application please contact Mike Steele at

Please apply online using the appropriate form on the website.