CIEL supports next generation of livestock experts

CIEL is offering a new student bursary award to assist the grassroots of livestock research and development.

Available for the 2021/22 academic year, the opportunity is designed to support undergraduates to deliver their final year dissertation research. 

Students undertaking livestock-focused research aligned to industry challenges  at one of CIEL’s 12 academic partners can apply for the chance to secure a bursary of £1,500. A further £500 prize will be awarded for the best dissertation, as judged by CIEL.

Commenting on the bursary support, CIEL CEO Lyndsay Chapman, says she is delighted CIEL is supporting future skills for the next generation entering the agrifood sector.

“The food and farming sector is a progressive industry, underpinned by the work of scientists across our universities, colleges and research partnerships,” says Mrs Chapman.

“To be able to continue to advance British agriculture, we need to ensure there’s support and opportunity at the grassroots of livestock-focused research; whether it be through industry support, like the CIEL student bursary award, or commitment from the government to support R&D as highlighted in the BEIS Innovation Strategy.

“It’s an exciting time to be working in agrifood and I look forward to seeing the projects put forward by the upcoming graduate talent,” she concludes.

The 12 participating research partners are: Aberystwyth University, Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Duchy College, Harper Adams University, Newcastle University, Queen’s University Belfast, Rothamsted Research, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh Roslin Institute, University of Leeds, and University of Nottingham.

For more information on how to apply please download the information flyer below.