FSBI Undergraduate Internships by xiaopangnv


                                 (Registered Charity 256475)
                   Undergraduate Summer Internship Programme
The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) is an international, non-political, learned
society, based in the United Kingdom, which supports scientific activity in fish biology and
management through charitable sponsorship. Further details about the FSBI and its activities
can be found at http://www.fsbi.org.uk. This document provides details on the aim of the
FSBI undergraduate summer internships and information on how to apply for funding.

The aim of the FSBI undergraduate Internship programme is to enable undergraduate
students to undertake supervised research projects in the UK or Ireland lasting up to 8 weeks
during the summer vacation whilst registered as a student or during the summer immediately
after completing their final year of studies

Applicants must be members of the FSBI and should be studying for an honours degree in a
subject relevant to fish biology, normally biological sciences, but other degree programmes
will be considered if the proposed project is within the field of fish biology or fish
management. Awards will not be made to support work that forms part of a degree
programme or for participation in an expedition. The project submitted by the applicant
should be approved by the proposed supervisor and by the Head of Department within the
proposed host institution. Projects do not necessarily have to be conducted within the
department or institution where the applicant is registered for a degree.

FSBI will provide a grant of £200 per week up to a maximum of £1600 (i.e. 8 weeks) towards
subsistence and travel expenses. The award will be made as a crossed cheque payable to the
applicant. It is anticipated that 8-10 awards will be made each year.

Application format
Applicants can download the FSBI Summer Internship application form from the FSBI
website. It is important that the application form is completed carefully. Please spend time to
produce a detailed and well-written proposal making sure to include a brief introduction, the
aims, the work that is proposed and its benefits (to science and to the applicant). It is also
important to include an outline of the timetable for the project to show that the proposed work
is achievable within the time available. The FSBI Studentship Committee will award projects
solely on the content of the application form. Applications must be supported by the
supervisor and the Head of Department at the Host Institution. Incomplete applications and
applications which exceed the specified length will not be considered.

Application submission
Electronic submissions should be saved as a Word file (use the format:
Surname_Initial_Intern.doc/docx) and sent to: grants@fsbi.org.uk or send one paper copy to
the FSBI Grants Office: Gill Ashall, c/o Charity & Social Enterprise Unit, Brabners, Horton
House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL, UK, Phone: +44 (0) 151 600 3362.
Application date
The deadline for submission of applications is 17.00 h on 15 March in the calendar year of
the proposed internship. Late submissions will not be considered. Applications are restricted
to one per applicant. All applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by the
Studentship Committee whose decision on which projects to fund will be final. Successful
candidates will be informed by the beginning of May.

It is a requirement of funding that a report is completed by successful interns within three
months of completion of the internship. A report form can be downloaded from the FSBI
website (http://www.fsbi.org.uk) Completed reports should be saved as a Word file (use the
following format – Surname_Initial_report.doc/docx) and emailed to the chair of the
Studentship Committee (contact details on the FSBI website). This report will be published
on the website and the student may be asked to produce an abridged version of the report for
publication in the FSBI newsletter, subject to approval by the newsletter editor. The financial
support of the FSBI should be acknowledged in any publications arising from the research. A
pdf copy of such publication should be emailed to the chair of the Studentship Committee.

Informal enquiries about the application submission process may be addressed to Gillian
Ashall (grants@fsbi.org.uk), with subject-related queries directed to the committee chair, Dr
Ian McCarthy (i.mccarthy@bangor.ac.uk).

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