To enable individuals to undertake supervised research projects, which fall within the field of Equitation Science as defined on the ISES website (www.equitationscience.com: precise link needed). Projects must be conducted under the auspices of tertiary/higher education providers.
The applicant must be a student member of ISES. The project should be agreed and recommended by the proposed supervisor who should also be a member of ISES and should be run within a department or research group. The project must align with ISES research priority goals.
Grant information and expenditure
There will be two grants each worth £750. It is advised that £350 will allocated to the department or research group to cover the costs associated with running the project (e.g. animal use for project, batteries, lease of recording equipment, small capital purchases). Purchase of computers and payment of staff wages is not acceptable expenditure. It is suggested that the remaining £400 is used to cover the students’ personal expenses (for example travel/accommodation costs for the project or ISES conference attendance). Projects must be completed within 6 months of the applicant being notified of the success of obtaining the grant.
Applications should be submitted by 31st October. These will then be reviewed by the ISES Research Grants Committee. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 30th November of the same year.
Applicants can apply online. Applicants should give a clear outline of the proposed project (including research objective, number of animals, statistical methods) and, where applicable, a maximum of five references to other scientific papers or work that have bearing on the proposed investigation. Applicants should also provide a statement indicating how the proposed project relates to the ISES research priority themes. Support from the academic supervisor will be required.
Successful applicants will be required to complete a report form within 3 months of completion of the project. A summary of expenditure should also be submitted. The report form should be completed and submitted online.
Expected output from the research project
Part of the final report may be published in the ISES Newsletter and on the ISES website. ISES should be acknowledged in any publications resulting from the financial support of the Society. Successful applicants are encouraged to publish their results and to disseminate their findings in a timely manner. A copy of all such publications should be submitted to the ISES Honorary Secretary. Successful applicants are also normally expected to present a poster, or an oral presentation, on their work to the next ISES conference, either in person or via their supervisor.