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David Miller Award

David Miller

Established 2010

The David Miller Travel Bursary Award aims to give two young plant scientists or horticulturists the opportunity of overseas travel in connection with their horticultural careers. The Award was set up in honour of David Miller MBE (read more).

Nominated by: Self-nomination

Eligibility: Horticulture or Plant Science Student, in the second or final year of a higher education qualification (BSc, HND, Kew Diploma etc.) or studying for an MSc or PhD. Applicants must be students registered for courses in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.

Application: Applications can relate to any area of horticulture or plant science relevant to horticulture. Applications should consist of a maximum 500-word statement on the purpose to which the award will be put. (The award is intended to supplement, rather than wholly finance, a journey). For more information about the application, please read the Award's judging criteria.

Description of Award: Within six weeks of the completion of their Travel Plan, recipients must submit a report describing the work carried out with the aid of the award. The recipients will then each receive a £500 travel grant, a year's Student Membership of SCI, and a year's Eden Project Membership. Award winners will be asked to present a summary of their trip at the Horticulture Group AGM in September if they have completed their travel plan.

Presented at: Horticulture Group AGM (September)

Frequency: Annual

Nomination Deadline: April 2018

Selected by: SCI Horticulture Committee

Sponsors: SCI, Eden Project and Eric Gardener Memorial Fund

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