Grants and Awards Committee

The BSSS Grants & Awards committee work to support and encourage excellence in soil science.  

We currently offer three main types of grant, these are Innovation, Field Equipment and Student Conference.  We also offer the David Jenkinson Fellowship, a single award made once a year.  Further details and online application forms are available below. From time to time the grants committee will consider requests for funding and sponsorship of meetings and conferences.  Requests for such funding can be made via e-mail to the Society office.

Field Equipment grant

This grant is designed to enable institutions to buy field equipment to aid in the instruction and understanding of soil science.
Suitable for: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
Value: Up to £1,000
Application deadlines: 1st April and 1st September

Innovation grant

This grant is available to encourage teachers to develop innovative ways of incorporating soil science into lessons.
Suitable for: Primary, Secondary, Higher Education
Value: Up to £500
Application deadlines: 1st April and 1st September

Student Conference Grant

This grant is available to student members of the Society to help fund attendance at conferences applicable to their research field.
Suitable for: Student members of the Society
Value: Up to £500

Application deadlines: 28th February, 1st May, 1st August, 31st October

David S Jenkinson Fellowship Grant

Celebrating the research of Dr David S Jenkinson FRS, this fellowship is available to support early career postdoctoral scientists from the UK to travel to and collaborate with an overseas organisation. Through this, we hope to build enduring scientific relationships, to enhance career development, and to promote UK soil science. It is offered annually to an early career postdoctoral scientist (within their first three years).
Suitable for: Early career postdoctoral Members of the Society who are resident in the UK.
Value: Up to £5,000

Application deadlines:  31st July