FISHERIES SOCIETY OF THE BRITISH ISLES (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. Aim 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 Eligibility 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. Award 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com), with subject-related queries directed to the committee chair, Dr Ian McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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