Threatened species, scientific study and in the provision of education and
recreation to the general public.
In order to further our conservation, scientific and educational mission,
Chester Zoo offers a number of studentships each year. Studentships
are available to final year undergraduate and masters students only, for
research projects being conducted as a component of their course and
for expeditions endorsed by the University. The studentships do not
support PhD research projects, tuition fees, and will not cover costs that
would normally be met by the University/College. Field work organised
by third party, non-academic linked, agents is also ineligible for
studentship support.
Projects should relate to the conservation of biodiversity, conducted
either ex situ or in situ, abroad or in the UK. Details we require include
the aims of the project, a statement of its relevance, the methodology
pertaining to the proposed research and a clear budget breakdown.
Clearly, feasibility and health and safety will be important criterion when
judging the submitted proposals. A short CV should also be attached
with applications.
Chester Zoo expects those awarded studentships to uphold the high
expected of its own employees, and to be fully acknowledged in any
presentations / publications. It is a condition of the studentship that the
Zoo receives a full written report of the research project within six
months of its completion and copies of any resultant publications.
Studentships are up to the value of £1,000 for which the Society may
receipted expenses (Any special equipment purchased will remain the
property of the Society).
Further information and application forms are available from Catherine
Sharples, The North of England Zoological Society, Chester Zoo,
Caughall Road, Upton by Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1LH or e-mail
Applications should be received no later than Friday 20th March 2009.
Applicants will expect to hear whether or not they may be required for
interview by 10th April 2009.