The BOU offers two different award schemes for those undertaking ornithological research around the world.
Both schemes are now for applications for projects running from spring 2014.
BOU Small Ornithological Grant Scheme
This scheme provides awards of up to £2000 per project and is aimed at supporting small projects outright and to part-fund medium-sized research programmes. Deadline 30 November 2013.
View - grant guidelines and application form
View - previous awards
BOU Career Development Bursary
Our bursary scheme supports students and early-career ornithologists (between first and higher degree programme or immediately after completion of a higher degree) undertake short-term (up to 10 weeks) research positions away from their home institute. Successful proposals will aim to develop the skills that will be useful for the applicant's future career in ornithology. Awards of up to £2500 are available.
Deadline 30 November 2013.
View - bursary guidelines and application form
View - previous awards
The ecology and conservation of birds in alpine and upland habitats
The BOU 2014 annual conference
University of Leicester, UK
1 - 3 April 2014
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13 - 17 Aug 13
12 - 14 Aug 13
27 - 31 Aug 13
17 - 21 Sept 13
24 - 29 Sept 13
27 - 30 Sept 13
23 - 24 Nov 13
Auckland, New Zealand
4 - 7 Dec 13
18 - 24 Aug 14
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# Yellowhammer dialects
Regional dialects have been discovered in many birds, including the Yellowhammer.
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House Sparrow: supplementary winter feeding, landscape structure and farming systems http://t.co/IE06NH46dW @_BTO's Bird Study
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Photos © Daniel Cox (bird ringing), Malice Smith (Whimbrel) and Christina Ieronymidou (conference)
Students and early-career researchers - join us for a tenner! More details
Branta is back! If you have recently completed a Masters or PhD thesis, then send us an abstract to host online alongside other ornithological theses abstracts. More details
Ecosystem Services: do we need birds? The proceedings are now online. View