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Students and Post-docs

Early-career researchers | students and post-docs


Information for ECRs

The BOU has a long history of supporting students. We have recently extended this support to early-career researchers (three years post-doc or -degree).

In addition to long-standing support of reduced subscription rates and research grants, we have recently introduced a new career development bursary aimed at students and early-career post-docs – even more funding opportunities for you to undertake your own research and broaden your research experience.

We now have an ongoing engagement with students and post-docs to keep us up to date with what early-stage researchers want from the BOU, both now and in the future. Early-stage researchers now attend many internal meetings to ensure that what we deliver is relevant to the early-career researchers as well as the wider ornithological research community.

We currently offer the following for students and early-career researchers:

Join the BOU from just £15!

Your own personal subscription to IBIS and a host of other benefits from just £15! What are you waiting for!
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BOU Career Development Bursary scheme

The BOU offers funding for your research project. Whilst our long-standing Small Grant scheme is open to everyone, our new Career Development Bursary is only open to BOU student and early-career subscribers.
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Attending BOU conferences – reduced rates or even come for free!

We offer reduced rates and even some free places to BOU student and early-career subscribers!
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Presenting at the BOU spring conference

Present a paper or poster at the annual conference.
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Submit a paper to Ibis

We actively encourage students, post-docs and early-career researchers to submit their work for publication in Ibis – the number one avian research journal (1/20 Birds | Google Scholar Jul 2014).
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BRANTA – the BOU Register of Avian Thesis Abstracts

Anyone who is about to undertake, is working on, or has submitted either a Doctoral or a Masters thesis on an ornithological topic anywhere in the world is invited to submit an abstract for inclusion in BRANTA.
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