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 Bursaries
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
23 - 24 Nov 13
Auckland, New Zealand
4 - 7 Dec 13
The Life of Birds
6 - 8 Dec 13
18 - 24 Aug 14
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BOU @ EOU2013UK
The 9th conference of the European Ornithologists' Union was held at the University of East Anglia in Norwich in August hosted and organised by the BOU, BTO, EGI, RSPB and UEA.
As well as being co-host and co-organiser of EOU2013UK, the BOU had a very active and high profile presence at the conference. We supported 57 BOU early-career researchers to attend the conference and delivered two key elements for early-career researchers. >> read more
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# Turtle Doves and disease
Is disease contributing to the decline of the Turtle Dove? Read post
# Concessions in South-east Asia
Millions of hectares of natural habitat are lost to concessions threatening endangered birds. Read post
# EOU Common Agricultural Policy Reform
45% of Europe's landmass is given over to agriculture placing a huge burden on biodiversity. Read post
|Some recent posts from #BOU @IBIS_journal
Flight ranges and migratory strategies: spring migration of Black-tailed Godwits
Bird Conserv Int
The vocal begging display of Great Spotted Cuckoo nestlings in nests of its two main host species
Changes in breeding phenology and population size of birds
J Anim Ecol
Timing of songbird migration: individual consistency within and between seasons
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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