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Systematics Research Fund

The Systematics Research Fund supports research in the field of systematics and taxonomy. The total annual fund is £31,000, with £25,000 contributed by the Linnean Society and £6,000 contributed by the Systematics Association.

LinnSocArms+NameRedSystematics Assn LogoThe Councils of the Linnean Society and the Systematics Association jointly administer the SRF fund. This grant supports research in the field of systematics and taxonomy, with grants of up to £1500.

Applications of all nationalities are welcome. Please note that only electronic applications made using the form below are acceptable.

Typical activities supported include contributions to fieldwork expenditure, the purchase of scientific equipment or expertise (e.g. buying time on analytical equipment), specimen preparation (including the cost of temporary technical assistance), and contributions to publication costs. Projects of a more general or educational nature will also be considered, provided that they include a strong systematics component. Typical activities not supported include attendance at scientific meetings and contributions to student maintenance or tuition fees. The fund does not provide payments for Bench Fees. Projects already substantially funded by other bodies may be disadvantaged.

Successful projects are selected by a panel of six systematists who represent a wide range of conceptual interests and taxonomic groups. The value of any single award will not exceed £1500.

Recipients of the Systematics Research Fund Awards 2014-2015

For more information and to apply, please click here