Studying a Horticultural Science PhD? With the Marsh Trust Award, you could receive £1,000 to go towards your career development
What is the Marsh Trust Award?
Established in 2005, the Marsh Trust Award is made possible thanks to a generous annual donation by the Marsh Charitable Trust.
The aim of the Award is to enable students to do something, not necessarily connected with their research project, that will enhance their career development. We see the awards as vital to encourage and support students in the UK who are pursuing horticultural science as a career.
Each year an Award is made to a winner, and another to a second applicant who is highly commended. The winner receives a sum of £1000 to go towards the career development activity identified by the successful applicant. The applicant who is chosen as highly commended receives a sum of £500.
The criteria for the Award are:
- The student must be working on a topic that contributes to increasing knowledge or resolving problems in horticulture
- The student is based at a UK university, though may be from overseas
- The student has, in the course of their studies, made an exceptional contribution
Mr Marsh makes the final decision on the recipients of the awards, on the recommendation of the RHS Science Committee.
Applying for the Award
Applications have now closed for 2023, and will re-open in March 2024. Details of how to apply will be published here when applications re-open for 2024.
What happens next?
All applications are considered by the RHS Science Committee, which selects two to go forward to Mr Brian Marsh, who then makes the final decision on the winning and highly commended awards.
The recipients will be notified when Mr Marsh’s decision is known, and the awards will be presented at the John MacLeod Annual Lecture in November.
Get in touch
If you have a question about the Marsh Trust Award or any queries about your application, please email Dr John David at [email protected].
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