Bursaries for natural history training courses

PLEASE NOTE – the closing date for applying for these bursaries has now closed! This item is for information only.

Scotland needs more taxonomic experts who can accurately identify the many different
species and help new generations carry forward this important work. In order to
encourage people to take up the serious study of wildlife, BRISC (Biological Recording
in Scotland) and GNHS (Glasgow Natural History Society) are together offering 7
bursaries towards attending a training course in natural history field studies. The
bursaries will be for up to £200 or 75% of the cost of the course, whichever is lower.

Terms & conditions:
Bursaries are open to anyone living in Scotland.

Courses must be chosen from the taxonomic courses listed under the Field Studies Council (FSC) Professional Development Programmes (see www.field-studiescouncil. org ) or similar professional development courses run by academic institutions. Please note that NVC courses are not eligible for the bursary.

Courses should be completed before 31 October 2015.

BRISC and GNHS are keen to encourage the contribution of records to local
record centres and online recording schemes and the sharing of skills with colleagues
or others. We are particularly interested in applications for courses where the
species/group suffers from a lack of taxonomic expertise, and/or for geographic areas
where records are limited. Please make sure your application addresses and meets these
criteria.

Successful candidates are required to write a short article (300-400 words) about
the course, and their plans for using the skills they learnt, for BRISC Recorder News
and/or the GNHS Newsletter. £15 of each bursary will be held back until receipt of the
relevant article.

For further details and an application form please see
http://www.brisc.org.uk/Bursaries.php. All applications
should be submitted by 31st January 2015.