Date & time :

31 March

23.59  PM GMT

What is the FSBI Internship Grant?

The FSBI has established an annual competition to fund summer undergraduate internships for student members of the FSBI.

The aim of the grant is to enable undergraduates to conduct supervised research in the UK or the Republic of Ireland lasting up to 8 weeks during the summer vacation whilst registered as a student, or during the summer immediately after completing their final year of studies.

The FSBI will provide a grant of £250 per week up to a maximum of £2000 (i.e. 8 weeks) towards subsistence and travel expenses. We have an annual budget of £19,000 and we expect that up to 7 awards will be made each year.

How to Apply

Applications will close at 17.00h GMT on 31 March each year. Late applications will not be considered. If you do not receive an acknowledgment of receipt within 48 hours please contact theteam@fsbi.org.uk.

Applications will be reviewed by the Studentships sub-committee in March/April and successful applicants informed by early May. If you have not received a response about your application by 31 May, please enquire with the studentships committee chair directly (studentships@fsbi.org.uk).

Subject-related enquiries should be addressed to the chair of the Studentships sub-committee.

Successful candidates will be asked to write a internship report. This should be a word document with your name, title of the project or research question and a 500 word summary of the project work you carried out during your internship. Please send complete and send this report to theteam@fsbi.org.uk

Important Information On Our Internships

Projects do not have to be conducted within the department or institution where the applicant is registered for a degree.

Research projects may be in any field relevant to fish biology and to the objectives of the FSBI. These would normally be projects in which fish are the primary species but could include those that examine the influence of non-fish taxa on an aspect of fish biology.

The FSBI reserves the right to decide on the suitability of proposed research topics for the awards. It is a condition of funding that a report is completed by successful interns by 31 October of the year of award and that a student membership is taken out.

Applicants should be studying for an honours degree in a subject relevant to fish biology, normally biological sciences, but other degree programmes will be considered if the proposed project is within the field of fish biology or fish management.

Awards will not be made to support work that forms part of a degree programme or for participation in an expedition.

The project submitted by the applicant should be approved by the proposed supervisor, and by the Head of Department within the proposed host institution.