Grants for early-career peatland scientists/practitioners

There are still several days to apply for an Allan Robertson Grant from the International Peatland Society.  These are prestigious grants (though the application is relatively brief – plenty of time to still apply!), which offer funding to support your peatland work, as well as funding for travel to/from and registration for the International Peatland Congress to be held in Tallinn, Estonia, in June of 2020.

There is a huge chance for you young members of the UK TPWG and other organisations to receive one of the 250-500€ grants if you apply within the next few days.

The main requirement is that applicants are under the age of 30, though this is somewhat flexible if a good reason is given. Both students and young employees are eligible.

Have a look at the conditions and share the information within your network: https://peatlands.org/about-us/honoursgrants/

Application deadline is already 31 January.

Two more peaty postdocs

There are two postdoctoral positions now available at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, both working on the restoration dynamics of tropical peatlands in Indonesia.

One is focused on plant ecology, working with Dr. Janice Lee and Prof. David Wardle, with more info here; and the other is focused on societal aspects, working with Dr. Lee, for which you can read more here.

Great and important projects; excellent PIs; and it’s all about peat.  Good luck applicants!  (And do spread the word to anyone else whom might be interested.)

Calling all peaty Research Students & Young Professionals in need of $….

The Allan Robertson Grants for 2018 are now open!  (Closing date is 31st January.)

Allan Robertson

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).