Applications to the Kate Barlow award open

BCT pleased to announce that applications to the Kate Barlow award are now open – the closing date is 5pm GMT,  24th November 2020.

The Kate Barlow Award aims to encourage the next generation of bat researchers by providing a substantive contribution towards the research costs of a postgraduate student undertaking research that will benefit bat conservation, in honour of the late Dr Kate Barlow’s contribution to this field.

  • The Kate Barlow Award is open to postgraduate students anywhere in the world conducting research which has direct relevance for bat conservation.
  • One award of up to £4,500 will be made towards the costs of a bat research project of no less than 4 months duration.
  • In addition BCT will pay for the award winner to attend either the BCT National Bat Conference or another relevant bat research and conservation conference.
  • An award decision will be made by the end of March 2021.

For full terms and conditions and to apply please see http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/the_kate_barlow_award.html

A completed application form together with two letters of recommendation should be emailed to science@bats.org.uk

Covid -19

To ensure that the winning project can proceed, for the 2021 award we will only consider projects that:

  1. Do not involve research activities considered by the IUCN SSC Bat Specialist Group to pose a potential risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from humans to bats. For more details see here. Projects that include such activities will not be considered, irrespective of any mitigation measures put in place. If you have questions about whether your research activities meet this criteria please contact science@bats.org.uk before completing the application form.
  2. Meet all relevant national and local public health restrictions and guidance.


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