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Department of Zoology

Fungus growing termites, macrotermes carbonarius (Taman Negara NP/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Department of Zoology has received a donation from Dr Johanna Darlington, which shall be used at the discretion of the Managers to support research on any aspect of the biology of social insects.

  • Awards from the fund shall be available to those working within or in association with the Department of Zoology.
  • Awards from the fund shall not be made to those who are in statu pupillari.
  • Funding will not support core project work of a postgraduate student, but could be used to support follow-on work or side projects in a distinct but promising area
  • In making awards, the Managers shall give preference to those who intend to include field-work as part of their programme of research.

Applications (to be submitted during the Lent Term 2021) shall be made to the Departmental Administrator (, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ. The closing date is Thursday 18th March 2021

Application Form

The application should include:

  • A brief outline of the studies to be carried out, describing the purpose for which the grant is required
  • A brief outline of the risk assessments/ethical approval involved and the current state of these approval(s)
  • An estimate of the full costs of the study; the amount applied for; details of any other related applications. Applicants may request funds either for maintenance (in which case this will be paid as an internship in line with the national minimum wage of £318.28 pw for up to 6 weeks) and/or for research costs, such as travel or equipment.
  • A short (max 2 page) CV
  • A brief academic reference from someone familiar with the applicant and their general field of study
  • A brief statement from the person with whom or in whose lab the applicant will be working, that the relevant space and basic facilities will be available

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