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David Miller Award

David Miller

Established 2010

The David Miller Travel Bursary Award aims to give two young plant scientists or horticulturists the opportunity of overseas travel in connection with their horticultural careers. The Award was set up in honour of David Miller MBE (read more).

The effect of COVID-19 on the David Miller Travel Bursary Awards is uncertain at the present time as the situation continues to evolve. We understand that many, if not all of the intended plans will be altered in some way, whether postponed, cancelled or held  “virtually”. We aim to be as flexible and pragmatic as possible in supporting the chosen award winners.

The deadline for application remains the same, but the previous constraints to timing of travel are removed. We will work with the award winners on a case by case basis, recognising the excellence of their project and application in the most appropriate way for the individual proposal, however their intended plans evolve in the coming months.

In the meantime please do contact awards@soci.org with any queries you have.

Nominated by: Self-nomination

Eligibility: Horticulturist or plant scientist, in the second or final year of a higher education qualification (BSc, HND, Kew Diploma etc.) or studying for an MSc or PhD. Applicants must be students registered for courses in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.

Application: Applications can relate to any area of horticulture or plant science relevant to horticulture. Applications should consist of a maximum 500-word statement on the purpose to which the award will be put. (The award is intended to supplement, rather than wholly finance, a journey). For more information about the application, please read the Award's judging criteria.

Description of Award: Each recipient will receive a £500 travel grant, a year's Student Membership of SCI, a year's Eden Project Membership, and will be admitted to the Society of Chemical Industry College of Scholars. The awardees and a guest of their choosing will be invited to the Horticulture Group AGM in September to present a summary of their travel award and be presented with their certificates.

Presented at: Horticulture Group AGM (September)

Frequency: Annual

Nomination Deadline: 20th April 2020

Selected by: SCI Horticulture Committee

Sponsors: SCI, Eden Project, Eric Gardener Memorial Fund and Koppert UK

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