Training Grant

The FSBI funds training grants each year to support members of the Society to undertake further training into any aspect of fish biology and fisheries science and/or training that will help the member develop their career goals or research.

Training grant applications are open to any member of the Society, regardless of their geographical location, but to be eligible you must be an FSBI member at the time of making a grant application.

Training can be online or in person, if available in your area following your government's covid-19 rules.

How to apply

  • Read the T&C's
  • Log into Mysociety and fill in the application form
  • Make sure your supervisor/line manager fills in the letter of support and you attach it to the email or ensure it is sent to the commitee with your name and FSBI training grant as the subject line.
  • The closing dates for applications are midnight GMT on 20 Jan, 01 May, and 01 October. Late applications will not be considered. If you do not receive acknowledgment within 48 hours please contact us here
  • Training Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and in relation to the funds available. Subject-related enquiries should be addressed to the chair of the Training Grant committee.

The Committee’s decision is final and we are not able to enter into dialogue about our evaluation. However, candidates are free to apply again in subsequent rounds.

Training Grant Assessment Criteria

1. The value of the proposed training to the applicant (e.g.relevance to research and future career plans);
2. The connection and relevance of the course to the core objectives of the FSBI;
3. The level of training, or other grant support previously received from the FSBI;
4. The level of additional support obtained for the proposed training course;
5. The cost of the training course;
6. The career stage of the individual (e.g. student level or years post degree)

Successful applicants will be asked to provide a short article for the FSBI Newsletter and provide feedback to the Training Grants Committee on the quality of the course.

This will help us to build up a picture of training courses and providers to advise others.

Ideas for Training Courses

IFM Short Course

Perfect for people aspiring to become a technical assistant, water/fishery bailiff or assistant fishery manager in the water industry, or similar positions in commercially run fisheries.

ICES Workshops

Provides a huge scope of training courses and workshops from scientific writing and publishing advice to stock assessment and fishery managment evaluations.

Highland Statistics

Provides 10 different statistics courses that are non-technical and cover a wide range of statistical techniques and application fields. See this pdf file for a detailed description.

PR statistics

Training courses in a broad range of statistical methods quintessential to the analysis of many different types of ecological data. Useful courses for early career or multi-discipline scientists

Physalia Courses

High-level scientific courses and workshops that are useful for all academic career stages. The courses they have available cover a large scope from fish behaviour to fisheries genomics.

Ichthyology Diploma

Animal Courses provides a comprehensive 9 unit course around Icthyology including; evolution, diversity, reproduction, physiology and ecology perfect for undergaduates.