Posted by Shackleton Fund on 2013-03-14 10:26:12 FKST

The Committee of the Shackleton Scholarship Fund announce that an exceptional or ‘flagship’ scholarship worth £10,000 will be awarded to mark the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition, which set out in August 1914.

The scholarship will be open to individual scholars or teams of research workers from any country in the world who propose to undertake research at a post-graduate level, in the natural or social sciences of particular relevance to the countries of the South Atlantic in particular the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the British Antarctic Territories.

Applications should be made using the form provided for Academic Applications on the Fund’s website www.shackletonfund. The word CENTENARY should be entered in the very first box, before inserting the title of the project.

Applications must be received by 15 September 2013. They will be considered by the Fund’s committees in London and Stanley duringOctober and the award will be announced in November 2013. The successful applicant will be expected to start work on their project in 2014.