BENHS Launches Travel Bursary Scheme for Students and Early Career Entomologists

This new mobility scheme will support student and early career entomologists to travel inside or outside the UK for research purposes, including attending meetings, visiting institutions or fieldwork.

The British Entomological and Natural History Society (BENHS) was founded in 1872 to promote and advance research in entomology (the study of insects).

Launched as part of the Society’s one hundred and fiftieth anniversary in 2022, travel bursaries are available for student and early career entomologists wishing to further their career development.

Eligible activities include:

  • Attending a conference or field meeting.
  • Visiting an individual or organisation.
  • Gathering research data.
  • Funding a group activity or visit.

These bursaries are intended for student and early career entomologists. The Society prefers that applicants are current members of the BENHS, but this is not mandatory.

In 2022, three bursaries of up to £750 each are available. Funding is to be used towards reasonable travel costs and associated expenditure (in the UK, or abroad) and must be spent in the year of award.

Applications must be emailed to the Society by 31 May 2022.

The Society expects to award the bursaries in June 2022.

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)