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.

All grant applications will be reviewed without bias, and personal details and location will be redacted.

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.

We are no longer accepting applications for the David S Jenkinson Fellowship Grant for the remainder of 2022.

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.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Innovation Grant for the remainder of 2022.

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.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Field Equipment Grant for the remainder of 2022.

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.

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 28 days of the review.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Early Career Conference Grant for the remainder of 2022.

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.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Public Engagement Grant for the remainder of 2022.

Grant: up to £4,000

BSSS/SECS 75th Anniversary Grant

The joint grant, developed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and the Spanish Society of Soil Science (SECS), will offer up to £4,000 to perform the development and, when relevant, delivery of teaching/outreach resources, supporting and encouraging the education of soil science within primary, secondary and/or tertiary settings.

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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.