The Allan Robertson Grants for 2018 are now open! (Closing date is 31st January.)
The Grant, administered by the International Peatland Society, was first launched in 2015 in memory of Allan Robertson, First Honorary President of the IPS. It is awarded to research students carrying out practical work or research, or young professionals in the early stages of their career involved in peatland management or the peat industry.
This year, there will be approximately 8 grants of €500 available. The deadline for applications is 31st January. The application form, more details and information on previous winners (including some esteemed members of this group!) can be found here.
Grant recipients are normally under the age of 30. Undergraduates are ineligible. The grants can be used, for instance, for project work, for equipment, or for travelling.
Successful applicants must agree to provide a report on their project or work that will be published in the IPS magazine Peatlands International and/or give a presentation of it at an international IPS event at the latest 12 months after the grant funding has been paid to them. Payment will be made by bank transfer according to receipts.
The Executive Board of the IPS will decide on the winners in April and announce the lucky ones at the Annual Assembly in Rotterdam in September (no need to be present).