funding for soil science

Grants and awards 

As part of our Charitable aims, we provide a number of grants and awards each year which promote research and education across all soil science disciplines.

Potential applicants should review our guidelines and eligibility criteria and terms and conditions before submitting their application.

Fund: up to £2,500

Brian Chambers Soils Fund

The Brian Chambers Soils Fund was established to provide grants to help fund the learning and development costs of Early Career members.

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 28 days of the review. As there are limited funds available, applicants are encouraged to apply earlier in the year to ensure funds are available.

Grant: Up to £5,000

David S Jenkinson Fellowship Grant

Celebrating the research of Dr David S Jenkinson FRS, up to £5,000 is available to support Early Career postdoctoral members from the UK to travel to and collaborate with an overseas organisation. Due to Covid-19, we remain open to applications, and appreciate travel may not be possible. We encourage applicants to consider innovative ways they can collaborate with other organisations.

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 28 days of the review. As there are limited funds available, applicants are encouraged to apply earlier in the year to ensure funds are available.

Grant: Up to £500

Innovation Grant

Up to £500 is available to encourage teachers within primary, secondary and tertiary settings to develop innovative ways of incorporating soil science into lessons.

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 28 days of the review. As there are limited funds available, applicants are encouraged to apply earlier in the year to ensure funds are available.

Grant: Up to £1,000

Field Equipment Grant

Up to £1,000 is available to enable primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions to buy field equipment to aid in the instruction and understanding of soil science.

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 28 days of the review. As there are limited funds available, applicants are encouraged to apply earlier in the year to ensure funds are available.

Grant: Up to £500

Early Career Conference Grant

Up to £500 is available to Early Career members to help fund attendance at conferences applicable to their area of research.

During late 2021 and 2022, this grant will prioritise Early Career members attending the World Congress of Soil Science 2022 (WCSS22) in Glasgow.

The deadline for WCSS22 applications is 28 February 2022. Applications will be reviewed during March and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 28 days of the review.

For other conferences, applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 28 days of the review.

Grant: Up to £250

Public Engagement Grant

Up to £250 is available to members to undertake public engagement activities communicating soil to diverse audiences.

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 28 days of the review. As there are limited funds available, applicants are encouraged to apply earlier in the year to ensure funds are available.

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Applicants should check the Grants Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria, before completing the application form.

All grant recipients are expected to meet the Society Grants & Awards Terms and Conditions.