In financing PhD students for the period of their project the Trust’s aim is to act as a catalyst in providing good young poultry scientists for the future.
It is important to note that the Trustees select the Project from applications received from would-be Project Supervisors, made in response to a letter sent to appropriate scientists at poultry research Institutions and Universities in June of each alternative year. (The next letter will be sent out during summer 2025). The Supervisor of the successful application then selects the student to work on the project.
Please note that potential students should on no account make direct application to the BEMB Trust them-selves.
Funding offered by the Trust is in line with BBSRC guidelines, plus £1,000 to cover special items and £250 when a bound copy of the thesis has been received.
See the list of historic projects and students sponsored. Recent PhD project theses can be downloaded from the 'News' page.
Nuffield Farming Scholarships
The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust offers 20-22 travel scholarships each year for subjects broadly related to agriculture. Applications are sought from individuals with vision and energy, looking to develop themselves and wanting to make a difference to farming, food and rural communities.
The BEMB Trust funds one of these scholarships and the recipient would be someone already working in the egg industry with a proven record of leadership.
Although the minimum duration of a study tour can be as little as 2 months, the benefits of a Nuffield Farming Scholarship are lifelong. After completion of their study tour Scholars who have studied a poultry subject join the Nuffield Farming Poultry Study Group which meets regularly to see and discuss matters of mutual interest.
Applications from potential Scholars should be made to the Director of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust. (see Contact page).
See list of all Nuffield Scholars & their subjects sponsored by BEMB Trust.
Other Research and Pump Priming Projects
The Trustees are particularly interested in applications for “pump priming” finance where a comparatively small sum of money (typically up to £15,000 maximum) will test a project before taking it to the major industry research funders.
The parameters are:
· the subject matter or study needs to be connected to aspects of UK hen/duck egg production
· the research or study itself should be conducted in a UK institution.
The Trustees are always prepared to consider applications from suitably qualified bodies for contributions towards the funding of other appro-priate research projects or certain career path development for individuals. However, funds are limited and, in the majority of cases, it is unlikely the Trust could finance the full cost of the work.
To apply please contact the Secretary, (see Contact) who will mail an application form in Word format. (To see the form in pdf format click here).
See also list of Research Projects supported.
See also News