DCF to fund a plant health studentship

Company: David Colegrave Foundation (DCF)

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is proud to support the Royal Society of Biology’s Plant Health Undergraduate Summer Studentship Programme for 2020. DCF is funding one of the ten available studentships.  

Researchers wishing to host undergraduate studentships in plant health over the summer of 2020 are invited to apply by 17 March 2020.  

The proposed research project must address at least one of the following R&D priority themes in plant health identified by Defra, listed below:  

  • Detection or control 
  • Data & modelling 
  • Globalisation of trade and risks to plant health 
  • Host plants / Earth observations 
  • High-risk pests or pathogens 
  • Knowledge exchange 
  • Oak health 
  • Transboundary plant pests 

Jeff Colegrave, DCF Chairman, says: “We are delighted to continue our support of the RSB’s Studentship Programme for a second year in the vital area of plant health research. Last year great headway was made in understanding the life cycle and biology of the agapanthus gall midge hosted by RHS, Wisley. This year we would particularly welcome applications from researchers working in areas of interest to ornamental horticulture.”

Funding for the 2020 programme is provided by Defra, BSPP, Crop Protection Association, SCI Horticulture Group and the David Colegrave Foundation. 

Full details are available at: www.rsb.org.uk/plant-studentships 

For more information on The David Colegrave Foundation please contact Amanda Wallace, on 01235 776157 or email info@davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk

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