Wyn Wheeler Research Grant

The aim of this funding is to provide retired members of the Society with financial support for continued activity in fish biology. This grant is named in honour of one of the Society's founders, Alwyne Wheeler, who pursued his interests in fish biology – and continued to make significant impacts – long after retirement. Applicants can bid for up to £6000 to support their projects. Please see here for the full Terms and Conditions of the FSBI's Wyn Wheeler Research Grant scheme.

The Wyn Wheeler Research Grant Fund was created at the behest of the Society's former Newsletter Editor, Terry Langford. The aim of this grant is to provide members with financial support for their continued activity in fish biology following retirement from full-time employment. There is one grant of £6,000 available annually.

How to apply

The closing dates for applications are midnight GMT on 07 January, 01 June and 01 October each year. Late applications will not be considered. If you do not receive acknowledgement within 48 hours please contact theteam@fsbi.org.uk

Subject-related enquires should be addressed to the chair of the Research Grant sub-committee.

Download and send your completed application forms and CV to researchgrants@fsbi.org.uk

Previous grants


Grants awarded in 2013

Philip Donoghue (University of Bristol) The interrelationships of primitive fishes and the nature of the ancestral vertebrate.
Emilie Hardouin
 (Bournemouth University) Multi-disciplinary approaches to understand biological invasions.
Arthur Rudolph
 (Florida) Eutrophication as a disruptor of reproductive systems: evolutionary consequences of anthropogenic disturbance.
James Thorburn
 (University of Aberdeen) Where do tope (Galeorhinus galeus) spend winter?

Grants awarded in 2012

Philipp Boersch-Supan (University of Oxford) Acoustic characterisation of tuna and micronekton distributions in the Chagos Marine Protected Area.
Julien Cucherousset (Université Paul Sabatier/CNRS) Individual variability and the management of invasive fish species: an integrative approach.
Cairsty Grassie
 (Pennsylvania State University) The effects of environmental enrichment and repeated mild stress on brain plasticity and behaviour of zebrafish (Danio rerio).
Paul Hart
 (University of Leicester) Using tooth wear to determine the trophic status of past and present cod populations. Wyn Wheeler award.
Brian Hayden
 (Helsinki University) Undercover- the effect of ice on trophic interactions between native and invasive fishes in Arctic lakes.
Sarah Helyar
 (Matís ohf. Iceland) Repeated local adaptation to extreme low salinities in isolated fjord herring.
Tomasz Kakareko (Bournemouth University) Pheromone pollution: an overlooked impact of invasive fish species.
Andrew Preston
 (University of Stirling) Effect of ploidy and feeding regime on risibility and aggressive behaviour between stocked triploid and wild brown trout in an experimental flume.
David Soto
 (University of New Brunswick) Identification and geographical distribution of marine feeding areas of Atlantic salmon using stable isotopes in otoliths.


Grants awarded in 2011

Jan Dierking (Leibniz-Institute of Marine Science) Conservation genetics of the endangered anadromous North Sea houting Coregonus oxyrinchus in Germany.
Felicity Huntingford
 (University of Glasgow) Does exercise promote neurogenesis in Atlantic Salmon?  Wyn Wheeler award
George Turner
 (Bangor University) Are there adaptive radiations of cichlid fish in Tanzanian crater lakes?