Grants and Awards

Brian Chambers Soils Fund

Grants and Awards

Brian Chambers Soils Fund

The Brian Chambers Soils Fund was set up in memory of Professor Brian Chambers to provide grants to help fund the learning and development costs of students and early career scientists.

Training and developing soil scientists is essential in encouraging the skills and knowledge needed to manage soils effectively to meet the demands of modern farming systems for the future sustainability of agriculture. Continued research and education about soils is crucial in helping farmers, land managers and policy makers protect this valuable resource.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be researching a topic or be employed in a position in which an understanding of soil science, nutrients or manure management is an important component.

How to apply

Please complete and return an application form to grants@soils.org.uk. Application deadlines are 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, and 31 December.

The BCSF also work closely with the International Fertiliser Society who have established the Brian Chambers International Award. Cash prizes are available for PhD or MSc students from any country who can demonstrate how their work will provide practical benefits to farm crop nutrition.

If you would like to find out how the Brian Chambers Soils Fund might help your career development or you or your organisation would like to contribute, involve your own young scientists or find out more about the Fund, please email the British Society of Soil Science

“Thank you to the Brian Chambers trust that enabled me to study the FACTS course. I did it and passed at the end of February 2020. I couldn’t have done it without you and all the people who helped make it happen. I waited and tried to save for years to do it! I am now contacting as many people as I can to get a position as a trainee agronomist.”

– Naomi Cox – Senior Research Technician at ADAS

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