Applications are now being sought for the AHDB studentship programme for projects starting in Autumn 2015. As one of its divisions, Potato Council is inviting applications and is looking to support up to three studentships. The aim of the scheme is to produce high-quality research outputs, based on original ideas, leading to benefits for the potato industry. Moreover, the scheme intends to deliver high-calibre practically-minded individuals to the industry for employment within both the commercial and academic crop arenas. Applicants for a studentship award with the Potato Council must clearly demonstrate that the studentship addresses industry priorities and supports the long-term profitability and sustainability of the potato industry. The priorities and applied focus for applications for a studentship award can be identified in the Potato Council research strategy document, which outlines priorities for 2012-2015. Please note that the Potato Council does not make studentship awards directly to students. Candidates for a studentship should address their enquiries to the institution where they would like to undertake a research degree. Academic institutions that undertake research relevant to the potato industry are eligible to apply. Please note that the Potato Council does not make studentship awards directly to students. Candidates for a studentship should address their enquiries to the institution where they would like to undertake a research degree. Co-funding of studentships through university awards, research institutions or partnerships with agricultural charities will be looked upon favourably, and should be identified in the application.
Potato Council 2015 Fellowship applications open
28th August 2014