David Miller Award

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).

We understand that many, if not all, travel plans will be altered in some way, whether postponed, cancelled or held “virtually”. We aim to be as flexible and pragmatic as possible in supporting the chosen award winners, and will continue to recognise excellence with the David Miller Travel Bursary Awards.

As such, the deadline for application remains the same, but the previous constraints to timing of travel are removed.

We will work with the award winners on a case by case basis, recognising the excellence of their project and application in the most appropriate way for the individual proposal, however their intended plans evolve in the coming months/year. In the meantime please do contact awards@soci.org with any queries you have.

Award Information

Applications

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. The awardees and a guest of their choosing will be invited to the Horticulture Group AGM in September to present a summary of their travel award and be presented with their certificate.

The Winners will be presented with their award at the Horticulture Group AGM (September).

Sponsors

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

Eligibility Criteria

    Background
    • 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
    Areas
    • Horticulture

Timetable

Applications open TBC
Applications close 20 April 2021
Frequency Annual

Additional Information

David Miller Award - Flyer 2021
David Miller Award - Judging Criteria
Code of Ethics for Members

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