Student Grant

-The Herpetological Society of Ireland-

Student Grant 2015/2016



The Herpetological Society of Ireland(HSI) welcomes applications for its student grant for 2015/2016. The scheme offers small grants aimed at supporting costs associated with herpetological research projects.

The grant will be up to a total of €300 for 2015/2016. The HSI reserves the right to distribute the funds between multiple applicants, or not at all depending on the suitability of applications received.

The HSI reserve the right to adjust the funds available to the scheme on a yearly basis.

The scheme is intended to promote interest in undertaking, or taking part in, herpetological projects in Ireland or abroad. The work must take place in the academic year of application i.e. 2015/2016.

The scheme is only open to students who are current HSI members, enrolled in a tertiary education course.

The scientific scope and ethical standards of projects should be consistent with the aims of The Society.

The scheme is administered by the HSI’s Senior Science Officer, Rob Gandola.

Applications should be in the form of a letter or email (preferable) with the following:

  • Your name, address, email, telephone number
  • Course, stage, institution
  • Project title
  • Brief outline of the project: (Aims/rationale, Proposed methodology, Timescale, Planned expenditure, Details of any funds sought from other sources)
  • Previous experience and/or interest in herpetology

A shortlist of applicants will be asked for the contact info of their supervisor(s)

The deadline for applications is the 11th December 2015.

Applicants will be informed of outcomes by mid February 2016. Applicants may be contacted to clarify aspects of the project before final decisions are made. Payments to successful applicants will be made in mid April.


Undertaking research/fieldwork on protected species and/or in protected/sensitive areas may require a license/permit. Permission is generally required to work on land whether public or private. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure these are in place before the commencement of their research. Proof may be requested at the discretion of the student grant administrator.

A copy of the resulting dissertation/publication must be submitted to the Senior Science Officer to inform The Society of the results of the work.

Any financial support from The HSI must be acknowledged in any resulting dissertations, publications or posters by the recipient. Any intellectual property acquired will remain with the recipient, but The Society must be permitted to publish a summary or abstract for publicity purposes.

For more information or to submit applications contact:
Rob Gandola (Senior Science Officer) Email:
H.S.I. Secretary
c/o 10 Homelawn Gardens,
Dublin 24,