The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases
The Houghton Trust - Promoting research into poultry diseases

Researcher Mobility Grants

The Houghton Trust is offering Research Mobility Awards to support short-term staff exchanges for young researchers in avian diseases. These will allow training and personal development in a laboratory other than the applicant’s own to learn new techniques or collaborate in research in areas not available in his or her own place of work. The scheme relies on agreement between heads of the home and hosting laboratories and the purpose of the application must be outlined in detail, including expected benefits such as enhanced expertise, publications or future collaboration.

The awards are for either UK-based or overseas-based researchers, but there must be at least one UK partner (i.e., either the hosting or the researcher’s home institution). Awards will normally be for periods not exceeding two months.

The maximum amount that can be claimed is £10,000 to cover accommodation, travel and consumables. The allowance will not cover bench fees and the salary would be expected to be paid by the home institution. After such an experience, the applicant will submit a final report to the Houghton Trust (maximum 600 words) on the work and a final report on spending.

Application forms can be obtained by clicking here.

Applications must be submitted by June 30th.

COVID-19 impact on completion of HT grant-funded activities

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we understand that many applicants for our travel and research grants and peer reviewers will be making adjustments to their professional and personal lives. Complications may arise relating to uncertainty in ability to travel, visits to other countries, dates of courses or conferences, accessibility of workplaces and access to livestock and laboratory consumables. As a result, they may have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our completion deadlines. Please let the Houghton Trust Secretary or Chairman know if you need additional time as we intend to be flexible.

Since some conferences, training courses, and workshops are now being held online, we will currently accept applications (for funding up to £1K) to cover registration fees for online conferences and courses. Please apply using the ‘Travel Grant’ application form.