BCSF - Brian Chambers Soils Fund

 

Brian Chambers Soils Fund

Helping trainee scientists develop

              Professor Brian Chambers, a former President and Fellow of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) and member of BSSS, worked tirelessly to apply science to the complex problems of soil, nutrient and manure management. With his outstanding technical knowledge and critical thinking, he was always prepared to push the boundaries and challenge convention but only when supported by ‘sound science’ – one of his favourite phrases. For more details on how your organisation can get involved please click here.

The Brian Chambers Soils Fund was established to provide grants to help fund the learning and development costs of students and early career scientists. Encouraging the skills and knowledge needed to manage soils effectively to meet the demands of modern farming systems is essential for the future sustainability of agriculture.

Practical experience and the ability to communicate effectively are key requisites for those wishing to follow in the footsteps of someone like Brian.  A number of agriculture and environmental industry organisations have kindly offered to provide opportunities for work experience, mentoring or training.

If you would like to find out how this might help your career development, please email bcsf@soils.org.uk with a brief description of what kind of practical support you need. A member of the Brian Chambers Soils Fund will get in touch to discuss how we can help. 

To find our more details of how you can apply for a grant click here .

There are a couple of ways you can donate to the fund;

By MyDonate

or the fund bank details are as follows;

Sort Code : 09 01 28

Account Number : 89120500

Account Name : British Society of Soil Science

Application deadlines:  31st March, 30th June, 30th September, 31st December 

BCSF in the news 

The Brian Chambers Soils Fund works closely with the International Fertiliser Society who have established the Brian Chambers International Award.  Cash prizes are available for PhD or MSc students. www.fertiliser-society.org/BrianChambersAward