PhD and Early Career Researchers

Opportunities for PhD and ECR's to develop their skills across a range of activities, projects, events and conferences

Early-career ecologist grant writing workshop

Expression of interest forms are no longer being accepted for the grant writing workshop.

We hope to run a grant writing workshop next year, look out for details.

Ecological Ambassadors Scheme

The Ecological Ambassadors Scheme aims to help PhD students and their departments build relationships with their local schools, develop outreach activities that link to curricula and hopefully encourage young people to consider further study in ecological science.

How to apply

The application deadline for the 2017/18 cohort has now passed. The BES do however offer a range of other public engagement activities to get involved with.

PhD Mentors for the BES Summer School

The BES Summer School offers PhD students the opportunity to act as mentors. Summer School 2017 took place on 17th – 21st July at the Dale Fort Field Studies Centre and opportunities to apply to be a PhD mentor for 2018 will become available shortly.

You, along with others will take on the social programme, develop some teaching ideas of your own, assist workshop leaders with delivery in areas of your interest along with providing small group activities for your mentees.

The school is open to 50 Undergraduates and 10 A-level students from across the UK.

We ask all PhD mentors to commit to outdoor first aid training, fully paid for by the BES in preparation for the school. A fully enhanced DBS check and a weekend planning trip will coincide with the outdoor first aid training.

You can read more about the school itself, previous mentor perspectives and programmes here

For more information regarding either of these opportunities please contact Amy Padfield for details.