BGS Human Resources team will check that the correct documents have been sent and that applicants are eligible to apply for the scheme. All eligible applications will be passed to the reviewers for assessment.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to coordinate the development of their research proposals with the appropriate Research Advisor(s). The role of the Research Advisor(s) is to provide assistance in the sharpening up of a proposal but should not be actively involved in writing the proposal. The concepts around which the proposal is built should be generated mostly by the applicant. The Research Advisor(s) should provide equal access to all potential applicants.
The application will be assessed by at least two reviewers against the following criteria:
A BGS moderating panel will then select a shortlist of candidates, whose applications scored highest, for interview.
You can apply for up to £25 000 total over the three years, this should cover all non-salary research costs, including laboratory consumables, access to specialist facilities and bought-in services, fieldwork travel/accommodation, conference and meeting fees and travel/accommodation.
Yes, but please make contact with the individual Research Advisors.
You should initially contact the BGS HR team, they will deal with your request or pass it on to the most appropriate colleague.
Yes, your research advisor will help you build a training element into your 3-year programme utilising relevant aspects of the BGS-NERC L&D resources. This could include technical knowledge/skills and personal development.
Contact Human Resources for more information