The Councils of the Linnean Society (https://www.linnean.org/) and the Systematics Association (http://www.systass.org/) jointly administer the Systematics Research Fund (SRF) that provides grants annually for small-scale research projects in the field of systematics.
Typical activities supported include contributions to fieldwork expenditure, the purchase of scientific equipment or expertise (e.g. buying time on analytical equipment), specimen preparation (including the cost of temporary technical assistance), and contributions to publication costs. However, please note that it is unable to fund the cost of article publication charges. Projects of a more general or educational nature will also be considered, provided that they include a strong systematics component. Typical activities not supported include attendance at scientific meetings and contributions to student maintenance or tuition fees. The fund does not provide payments for Bench Fees. Projects already substantially funded by other bodies may be disadvantaged. Applications of all nationalities are welcome but applicants must be a current member of the Systematics Association or Linnean Society of London.
Successful projects are selected by a panel of systematists who represent a wide range of conceptual interests and taxonomic groups. Generally, applications in the range of £500-£1000 are preferred, the value of any single award will not exceed £1500.
Deadline: 20 February 2019
More information on SRF on the Systematics Association webpage: http://systass.org/grants-and-awards/srf/
Questions about the application procedure can also be sent to the SRF Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)