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S.Georgia : Shackleton ‘Flagship’ Scholarship available
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 24.08.2013 (Article Archived on 21.09.2013)

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Shackleton ‘Flagship’ Scholarship available



© South Georgia Website



 



A special ‘Flagship’ scholarship is
currently available from the grant body Shackleton Scholarship Fund to mark the
centenary of Shackleton’s Endurance expedition setting out for Antarctica
in 1914. To mark the anniversary, the Shackleton Scholarship Fund is offering a
scholarship worth £10,000 for research in the natural or social sciences of
relevance to the countries of the South Atlantic, including South Georgia.





Applications from individuals or teams of research workers from any country
should be made to the Fund’s website
http://www.shackletonfund.com by September 15th 2013.





Meanwhile the 2013 Shackleton Awards have been announced as: £2,000 for Dr
Michael Tabak, University of Wyoming, for a study on the eradication of rats
(Rattus norvegicus) from the Falkland Islands. Part of this work will assess
the danger of ‘reinvasion’ by rats of islands already cleared by determining
the ability of rats to swim considerable distances; £2,000 for Andrew Mathews
who will studying the benthic (sea-floor) community structure in the shallow
water environment at Adventure Sound, FI; £2,500 for Ezequiel Mercau to study
his project –‘The Falklands War and British Identity’; and £2,000 for Dr
Stephen Palmer to pursue two historical topics: first the European Space
Research Organisation (ESRO) in Stanley and second, the ships and vessels of
the Falkland Islands Company.



 



 



 

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