Bursaries  

Closing date for bursaries have been extended to Sunday 7 July 2019. For an application email info@jicas.ac.je

Irvine Ranch Conservancy, California - $8,000 stipend/bursary 

A habitat restoration project that would examine patterns of biodiversity in and out of restored plots or in restored areas of different ages. This could also include looking at sets of data collected over time, so biodiversity patterns could be examined over time or before and after disturbances such as fire and drought. 

Trees for Life - £13,500 bursary 

The dissertation project associated with this bursary is a survey of trees on Jersey.

JICAS / BioSciences - up to £13,500 studentship

This studentship is only available to current and/or former University of Exeter BioSciences students.

Jersey Heritage - £4,000 bursary 

 How Jersey geodiversity impacts biodiversity, species distribution and ecosystem change.

Abundance and distribution of shrews in Jersey  (Jersey Biodiversity Centre) - £2,500 bursary 

Jersey is the only location in the British Isles that is home to both the Millet’s Shrew Sorex coronatus and the lesser white-toothed shrew Crocidura suaveolens. Both species have been trapped as part of Island monitoring plans (in 2000 and 2014) as well as in consultant surveys and research studies.  The capture rates of both of these species however is low and further research is required to understand the habitat preference and abundance of these species in Jersey.  There is also the opportunity to investigate whether there is competitive exclusion between the two species.

Bats in Jersey’s urban environment (Jersey Bat Group) - £2,500 bursary 

Jersey is home to up to 18 species of bats comprising a mix of species commonly found in the UK and more continental species such as the grey long eared bat Plecotus austriacus and Kuhls pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii.

 Whereas there are Island wide (iBats and JbatS) and targeted bat surveys (Jersey Bat Group) within Jersey, relatively little is known about bats in urban areas.  Working with known roost and bat rescue locations, you will survey the Island’s capital using bat detectors (passive and active) and will utilise ‘citizen science’ in a bat-spotting campaign.  You will undertake a desk study assessing the light pollution, tree densities and housing stocks in St Helier to assess whether any of these factors correlate with numbers and densities of bat activity and roost location.

Invasive plant species distribution in Jersey’s Coastal National Park in collaboration with the Jersey Ecology Trust (£2,000)

This project is required to help build a comprehnsive strategy for dealing with invasive species in Jersey. It will also provide targeted strategies and modeling for dealing with invasive species that can be exported to other islands and island communities across the world. The aims and objectives of this project are to monitor and assess invasive species in Jersey with a particular focus on pampas grass, Holm oak, Hottentot fig, Japanese knotweed and other targeted species control (including bracken).

Accommodation bursaries (£5,000) X 2

email info@jicas.ac.je for more info

Jersey Ecology Fund

JEF is accepting applications for direct funding from Jersey based applicants.

www.gov.je/benefits/grants/environmental/pages/ecologytrustfund

Countryside Enhancement Scheme

CES is accepting applications for direct funding from Jersey based applicants.

www.gov.je/Benefits/Grants/Environmental/Pages/CountrysideRenewalFunding

In order to receive a bursary candidates must:

  • Apply for the course

  • Be given an offer

  • Pay deposit

Please email info@jicas.ac.je for more information.

 Selection criteria: All scholarships/bursaries are awarded for either outstanding academic merit, financial need or strength of application.

 Payment terms: All awards will be payable as a reduction of the tuition fee and/or accommodation for one year only.

 Other terms and conditions: students are only eligible to receive one bursary or scholarship award. Where a candidate is selected for more than one bursary or scholarship, the highest value award will be offered.