Bursaries for attending DF events in 2019

Preston Montford workshop 2016
Preston Montford workshop 2016

The Dipterists Forum holds annual residential summer field meetings lasting for one week. These take place at various venues around the country, and the 2019 meeting will be based at Stirling University, Scotland on the 22nd-29th June.

We offer up to three bursaries for the summer field meeting. Each bursary covers half the total cost of the course or the meeting, including accommodation costs. If you would like to apply for a bursary please send your application by e-mail to the vice-chairman, Howard Bentley, jhowardbentley@gmail.com

Your application should say what you hope to gain from attending, how you would expect to contribute to the Forum’s aims of the study, recording and conservation of Diptera, and why you would benefit from financial assistance. If you are currently involved in a research programme please include brief details. We will be looking for evidence of enthusiasm and interest in flies. Preference may be given to those who have not received a bursary previously. Applications should not exceed 300 words. Successful applicants will be expected to write a short account of their experience afterwards, and this will be published in the Forum’s Bulletin.

Applicants must be members of the Dipterists Forum. The closing dates for applications is 28th February 2019 for the summer field meeting. If you would like further details of what is involved please send a request to the e-mail address above.

(The deadline has now passed for bursaries towards the workshop at Preston Montford in February 2019.)