QuotesAn understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only great curiosity but great fulfilment.”
David Attenborough

Student Bursary

Student Bursary

Old Chalk New Downs is offering bursaries to students who wish to initiate a project on one of our sites. We aim to:

  • Provide students with an opportunity to carry out research and gain experience, through a landscape-scale habitat connectivity initiative
  • Foster continued, long-term research and monitoring of work carried through the project
  • To highlight among the student community the inportance of chalk downland habitats and people'r interaction with the landscape through the years.
  • We are interested in research work to be centred around our three main project themes: Managing, Accessing and Learning about the Old Chalk New Downs project area. 


Duration of Funding and Award Period

The OCND bursary scheme will run for the duration of the project, until May 2021, and grant awards will be allocated on an annual basis. 

MSc and BSc students needs notification by the end of Term 2, i.e. before Easter.


What Can Be Funded?

  • Desktop studies, research, and field work based on the OCND project objectives and individual actions- see PP presentation and project summary note for more information.
  • Travel costs.
  • Purchase of specialist materials to undertake research work.
  • Acquisition or access to data not currently held by the OCND project or the Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre.


What Cannot Be Funded?

  • Subscriptions to professional bodies
  • Student fees
  • Training

Who is Eligible?

  • Undergraduates and postgraduate students on part or full-time courses
  •  Students on a year out in industry.


How to Apply

To apply for the OCND student bursary you must submit a fully costed project proposal along with a detailed schedule of work (GANT Chart).

Applicants must have the support of their course tutor or head of department.

For more information about the application process and the terms and conditions of the grant please contact OCND@kent.gov.uk. 


If you would like to apply for the OCND Student Bursary then please email OCND@kent.gov.uk

Guided walks and surveys

These are the next 3 scheduled events - our Blog section provides information about all of our forthcoming events.

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