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The Malacological Society of London makes a number of Awards and Grants. These are in addition to financial support for meetings, including travel bursaries to the Molluscan Forum.
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The Research Grants Scheme was established to commemorate The Society's Centenary in 1993. Under this scheme, The Society anticipates making at least five awards each year, each with a value of up to £1500 to support research on molluscs that is likely to lead to publication. The closing date for applications each year is 15th December. Grants are preferentially conferred on students and researchers without professional positions, without regard to nationality or membership of The Society. Preference is also given to discrete research projects that fall within the subject areas covered by The Society's Journal of Molluscan Studies. Applications will be assessed by scientific merit, value of the project, and the extent to which the research will benefit the applicant's scientific aspirations. Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of the Society’s Annual General Meeting.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING TRAVEL GRANTS FOR 2014:
Because the MSL is hosting the EuroMal Congress in September 2014, all travel grants for next year will be dedicated to attendance of that meeting. There will be a single closing date for this on 15th May 2014. The current 2013 round, with a normal closing date of 15th December 2013, will be for any travel except attendance of the EuroMal meeting.
Travel Grants are available as bursaries to support attendance at a conference or workshop relevant to malacology. Grants are preferentially conferred on students and researchers without professional positions. The maximum amount for one of these awards is £500 for Society members and £300 for non-members; the Society anticipates that at least five awards will be made annually. The application should have the support of the project supervisor. In years when a UNITAS Congress is held, a number of these awards are likely to be used to support participation at this meeting. In normal circumstances there are two closing dates each year, 30th June for travel starting between 1st September of the current year and 28th February of the following year, and 15th December for travel starting between 1st March and 31st August of the following year. Awards will revert to these deadlines in 2015.
Sir Charles Maurice Yonge Awards
Successful applications for Research Grants or Travel Awards that are concerned with the study of Bivalvia may be awarded as Sir Charles Maurice Yonge Awards.
This Award is made each year for an exceptionally promising initial contribution to the study of molluscs. This is often a thesis or collection of publications. The value of the Award is £500. Candidates need not be a member of The Society but must be nominated by a member. There is no application form: the nominating member should send the material for evaluation with a covering letter or letter of support to the Honorary Awards Secretary. The closing date each year is 1st November. The winner(s) will be notified by 31st March, and announced at the Annual General Meeting.
Applications for Research Awards and Travel Grants should be sent by post or email to the Honorary Awards Secretary, Dr Suzanne Williams, Natural History Museum, London, SW7 5BD, UK. Enquiries may be made by post, or by email to s.wi...@nhm.ac.uk
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