Student Bursaries

The Department of Animal and Plant Sciences has a number of bursaries that can be awarded each year. The aim of these bursaries is to support high achieving students in gaining research experience.

Students wishing to apply for these should check that they fulfill the criteria and then apply following the guidelines (see below).

All Levels

Scurfield Memorial Bursary
This bursary was established in 1997 by the Scurfield family, in memory of Gordon and Ralph Scurfield who acheived degrees in Botany at the University.
Frequency of the award One or more annually
Value of the award £300 - £600
Eligible candidates All Students in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences to support a research project in Biology
Assessors Staff of the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
How to apply A maximum of 500 words to be submitted by eligible students outlining:
  • what the award would be used for
  • how and why this award would make a difference to their study of biology
  • their future plans and how this award would help to further these
  • any other special circumstances they wish to mention as to why they feel they would particularly benefit from this award

Applications should be submitted to animal.plant@sheffield.ac.uk by the end of 2nd May 2017

Level 1

Alumni Research Award in Animal Sciences
This award was established in 2011 by two former University of Sheffield students. The aim of this award is to provide a gifted student with the aptitude/desire to progress to further research in animal science with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in research/fieldwork to further their understanding of the subject.
Frequency of the award One annually
Value of the award £1000
Eligible candidates Level 1 undergraduates on courses in Animal and Plant Sciences. Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved a minimum of 65% in practical based modules.
Assessors Head of Department of Animal and Plant Sciences; the Director of Learning and Teaching; and an additional member of Professorial staff who should normally be an animal biologist.
How to apply

Complete and submit the application form below to animal.plant@sheffield.ac.uk by 2nd May 2017.

Application form Alumni Research Award in Animal Sciences

Final Year and PGT Students

Leonard Eastham Prize
This award was established in 2012 by a former University of Sheffield student in memory of her Head of Department, Professor Leonard Eastham, in gratitude for his inspiration and support.
Frequency of the award One annually
Value of the award £1200
Eligible candidates Final year Undergraduates or Taught Postgraduate students in the department of Animal and Plant Sciences who wish to undertake a research project in the field of Zoology.
Assessors of the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences.
How to apply A maximum of 500 words to be submitted by eligible students outlining:
  • what the award would be used for
  • how and why this award would make a difference to their study of animal science
  • their future plans and how this award would help to further these
  • any other special circumstances they wish to mention as to why they feel they would particularly benefit from this award
Applications should be submitted to animal.plant@sheffield.ac.uk by 2nd May 2017

Awards will be made based on the academic merit and potential of the student.