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Major new incentive for plant health research students

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is supporting the Royal Society of Biology’s Plant Health Undergraduate Summer Studentship Programme for 2019.


The scheme invites plant health researchers to submit proposals for one of nine available funded studentships for undergraduates to run over the summer.


A key aim is to address skills and capacity challenges in plant health science by providing attractive opportunities for research experience to suitable undergraduates, offering them the opportunity to undertake supervised research with leading research groups and encourage research proposals in seven areas relevant to Defra's plant health priorities.




The proposed research project must address at least one of the following themes related to plant health, pests and diseases:

  • Detection or control
  • Data & modelling
  • Trade
  • Host plants/Earth observations
  • High-risk pests or pathogens
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Oak health

Every year DCF supports a number of students with scholarships that provide vital funding as well as work and travel experience. The Trustees recognise the programme as a valuable opportunity to support even more students doing important work around horticulture.


DCF Chairman Jeff Colegrave said: “This is a highly topical subject currently and we believe that supporting efforts to improve plant health will be hugely beneficial to the industry.”

Alongside the David Colegrave Foundation, funding for the scheme is provided by Defra, BSPP and N8 AgriFood.


More details and eligibility requirements are available here


Closing date for applications is 26 March 2019.

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