Autumn 2008 - Summer Vacation Scholarship

1st October


The UK Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association is once again offering scholarships for TWO suitable BSc or MSc students each to undertake a poultry science related project for a period of approximately eight weeks during the summer vacation 2009. These scholarships, worth up to £1000 each, are intended to encourage university students to further pursue an interest in poultry science to the benefit of their own careers, of poultry science and of the industry.

Conditions of Award
1.     Scholarships will be awarded to selected bona fide BSc or (taught) MSc students for the furtherance of a period of study or research into an aspect of poultry science. Only students who are undertaking, but have not yet completed, a UK based recognised first degree or (taught) MSc course may apply.
2.     This period of study is normally expected to take place during the summer vacation in the year of application (2009), and to be of approximately eight weeks duration.
3.     The application must be supported by the Supervisor/Head of Department/Director or equivalent, who should also provide guidance and supervision during the project.
4.     Preference will be given to applicants who are, or whose Supervisors are, members of WPSA.
5.     Applicants may be in receipt of other concurrent awards, but any applied for or already agreed must be declared in the initial application.
6.     Applicants should not normally be more than 35 years of age and scholarships will not normally be awarded to the employees of commercial enterprises.
7.     Successful applicants will be expected to produce a short report in a standard format (full details will be provided to successful applicants) on the completion of their period of study/research. These must be completed and submitted by 1 October 2009 and may be chosen for presentation as either short papers or posters at the WPSA UK Branch Annual Conference in the following Spring.
8.     Applications will be considered on their merit, irrespective of the level of degree course being undertaken by the applicant. The decision of the Council of the UK Branch of WPSA is final. The Branch reserves the right to make awards in full or in part, to withhold awards in exceptional circumstances and holds no responsibility for any claims which may arise as a result of these awards.
9.     Any research or other work undertaken must comply with all existing legislation and any necessary licences must be obtained.
10.     Applications, which must be made on the appropriate form (photocopies are permitted), must be received by Friday 13th March 2009. Successful applicants will be announced during the Branch Annual Meeting on 1 April 2009.


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