David Miller Award

Established 2010

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

Award Information


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 David Miller Award's judging criteria.

Lecture Details

Each recipient will receive a £500 travel grant, a year's Student Membership of SCI, a year's Eden Project Membership, and will be admitted to the Society of Chemical Industry College of Scholars.

Award winners and a guest of their choosing will be invited to give a talk on their travel and project at the annual David Miller Award event at SCI Headquarters in Belgrave Square, London. They will also be presented with their certificate.


The David Miller Awards are generously sponsored by the Eden Project, the Eric Gardener Memorial Fund, Koppert Biological Systems UK, and SCI.

Eligibility Criteria

    • Horticulturist or plant scientist
    • Students registered for courses in the UK or the Republic of Ireland
    Career Stage
    • Second or final year of a higher education qualification (BSc, HND, Kew Diploma etc.), or
    • Studying for an MSc or PhD
    • Horticulture


Applications open 15 November 2023
Applications close 15 April 2024 at 10 am
Frequency Annual

Additional Information

David Miller Award - Flyer 2024
David Miller Award - Judging Criteria
Code of Ethics for Members

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