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

Vacation Studentships

In the spring each year, the Trust offers a small number of Vacation Studentships to enable undergraduate veterinary or other appropriate biological science students in the UK to work on research projects related to avian and particularly poultry diseases during the summer vacation of that year. The purpose of the awards is to provide undergraduates with experience of research and to encourage them to consider a career in avian disease research. This funding will be awarded following assessment of applications by members of the Trust.

The studentships provide support at a rate of £185 per week for a period of between 6 and 8 weeks. An additional sum of up to £400 for specific research costs may also be awarded. It is also possible that recipients may be sponsored to present results of their work at a meeting of the British Veterinary Poultry Association.

Grants are awarded to the Institution to which the applicant belongs, not to the supervisor, on the understanding that it will administer the award. Applications may be made on the Vacation Studentship application form.

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.