BLS Peter James Research Award

Closing Date: 01/11/2021

Grants to support fieldwork and research that advances knowledge or understanding of British lichens.

The British Lichen Society (BLS) is a charitable membership society for the promotion and advancement of the study, teaching and conservation of lichens and their habitats. It has a global remit but has a special emphasis on the British Isles. The BLS works to raise public awareness of lichens and of their importance as indicators of the health of the environment, and organises field meetings, workshops and recording projects and publishes a highly regarded scientific journal, The Lichenologist.

BLS provides several grants, scholarships and studentships to support the work and study of its members in the UK and from overseas.

The Peter James Research Award, introduced in 2021, supports research and study to advance knowledge or understanding of British lichens, including taxonomy, physiology, ecology etc.

Grants are intended to cover costs of fieldwork and are announced at the BLS AGM. Study outside the boundaries of Great Britain is also eligible for funding, providing the outcomes have relevance for British lichens, for example:

  • A taxonomic or phylogenetic study of a group of lichens, with some, but not necessarily all, of its members found in the UK.
  • A physiological study of a widespread species (known to be a single genetic lineage based on prior study of gene flow).
  • An ecological analysis relevant to British species or habitats, with a method allowing for repeatable studies.

Research projects leading to production of an article in The Lichenologist are especially welcome.

Funding body British Lichen Society (BLS)
Maximum value £5,000
Reference ID S22678
Category Biotechnology and Biology
Natural Environment

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