No awards were funded during the initial 2022 call, and it has been decided by the FSBI to provide a second opportunity for 2022

FSBI Postdoctoral International Travelling Fellowships (PITF)

The FSBI is pleased to invite applications for our established research funding opportunity: FSBI Postdoctoral International Travelling Fellowships (PITF).

Each FSBI Fellow (PITF) can apply for up to £20,000, to include travel, subsistence and accommodation, and eligible research costs, over an approximate duration of 3 months to be undertaken within 12 months of the award.

The scheme aims to;

  1. Support outstanding postdoctoral scientists to undertake research that is in line with the objectives of the FSBI.
  2. Facilitate international mobility and expertise and/or facilities of the chosen host.

The research can comprise independent experimental studies, development/validation of a methodology or fieldwork, or similar activities within an existing programme of research.

The research will require sufficient coherence to generate explicit quantifiable outputs and with a demonstrated benefit(s) to the career development of the FSBI Fellow. Two PITFs are awarded each calendar year: Incoming PITF, hosted within an appropriate University, research body or industrial partner within the British Isles, and an Outgoing PITF, hosted at a suitable institution globally.

See previous Awardees

 

Criteria

The research will require sufficient coherence to generate explicit quantifiable outputs and with a demonstrated benefit(s) to the career development of the FSBI Fellow.

Two PITFs are awarded each calendar year: Incoming PITF, hosted within an appropriate University, research body or industrial partner within the British Isles, and an Outgoing PITF, hosted at a suitable institution globally.

                                                            Applications for 2022 must be submitted before 17:00 (GMT) on the 24th February

Interviews (in person or via skype) will depend upon applications received in each round, and with advance notice to secure availability. The outcome is expected by the end of September 2020, and following a period of negotiation, for Fellowships to commence from November 2022 onwards

 

PiTF Awardees

Casey Benkwitt

Lancaster University (UK), University of Santa Barbara (US) and the Tetiaroa Society (French Polynesia)
How natural nutrient inputs from seabirds influence herbivorous fishes on coral reefs, and how this in turn shapes benthic communities and reef resilience.
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Katie Dunkley

University of Cambridge (UK) and Charles Darwin Foundation
How reef fish cleaning interactions change as a function of the number and abundance of fish species on Galapagos reefs
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Nildeniz Top Karakuş

Nildeniz Top-Karakuş

Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi (TUR) & Bournemouth University (UK)
Invasive topmouth gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva) and its generalist pathogen Sphaerothecum destruens.
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María Florencia Scaia

University of Buenos Aires (ARG) & Leicester University (UK)
Genes and neural circuits controlling aggression using zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism
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