The Ørskov Foundation invites applications for the Student grants in 2021. These funds are meant to support various projects by students.
With the world’s population expected to surpass 9 billion by 2050, estimates suggest that global food production will need to expand by 75 percent from current levels. Meeting this massive additional demand will require concerted action on a number of fronts, including efforts to increase the production and consumption of currently under-utilised and under-appreciated foods. It is essential that such efforts are environmentally sustainable and socially appropriate, otherwise, they will ultimately fail.
The Ørskov Foundation was established in 2004 to support research into innovative and sustainable methods of improving animal and other food production, and thereby support household incomes. They help individual students with funding to cover training needs and have supported a programme of community projects in Malawi, Rwanda, Indonesia, and Cambodia.
Worth of Award
The student grants are only provided to help support the costs of training at a university or similar organisation other than the university/college in which you are registered at the time of the application.
If your application does not meet all the following criteria it will not pass the initial shortlisting for consideration by the Trustees.
- Applications from students registered at university in a country not classified by the UN as lower middle income or low-income will NOT be funded.
- Applications seeking funding for equipment, or attendance at conferences, will NOT be funded.
- Applications seeking scholarships to cover the costs of complete Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate courses, or parts of Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate courses will NOT be funded
- Applications seeking funding to cover the costs of Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate research projects will NOT be funded
- Applications that cannot demonstrate the potential to alleviate poverty and/or provide sustainable environmental benefits will NOT be funded.
- Applications from students not studying degrees related to agriculture, land use or the environment will NOT be funded.
If you have got this far then keep reading, as the next section contains some important guidelines that must be followed for a student application to be successful.
- Eligible students MUST be registered for graduate degrees and MUST be able to demonstrate that they have full support from the relevant university department/organisation that they are seeking training from.
- Preference will be given to support training aimed at sustainable land use problems with an emphasis on animal, plant and soil interactions, where it can be demonstrated that, in addition to contributing to knowledge, they will (a) have the potential to alleviate poverty and (b) provide sustainable environmental benefits, including adaptation/mitigation to the impact of climate change. Training outwith these areas will not be funded.
- The Trustees will only consider projects with a budget up to a maximum of £2,500. This is the upper limit, not an indication that you should request this amount.
- Applicants will be expected to provide a budget and FULL justification for the funding claimed. Applicants that do not provide an adequate breakdown of the anticipated expenditure will not be shortlisted for evaluation.
How to Apply
- STEP 1. Read the Guidelines to see if you are eligible to apply.
- STEP 2. Complete the application form. The application form can be downloaded as a Word file, or in pdf format.
- STEP 3. Submit your application form by email to [email protected]on.org
- Applications MUST be submitted using the Orskov Foundation application form and sent as an MS WORD attachment to an email.
- Please do not send any additional documentation, such as exam results, CVs, letters of support, etc. These will not be used in the evaluation of your application. Appropriate references will be sought for student applications that pass the evaluation stage.
- All applications must be submitted in English.
- Each section of the application form has been included for a reason. In order to evaluate your application against all the others received you must include text in each section of the application form, otherwise, your application will not be shortlisted.
- The deadline for receipt of applications is December 31, each year. Applications received after this date will not be considered for evaluation.