The British Hydrological Society (BHS) awards aim to support talented students wishing to complete an MSc course related to hydrology, water resources and catchment management, and to encourage the development of academic expertise in hydrology.

The studentships will be awarded to a small number of British students to help towards tuition costs at UK higher education institutions for MSc courses starting in the autumn each year. Awards are anticipated to be between £1,500 and £2,500 depending on the number and quality of applicants.

At a glance

  • Funding valueBetween £1,500 and £2,500
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)British Hydrological Society, JBA Trust and Environment Agency

What it covers

Studentships of between £1,500 and £2,500 to go towards tuition fees.

Who can apply

  • Applicants must be British nationals who would have previously been eligible for Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) support.
  • Applicants must have an honours degree in a relevant subject (including civil engineering, geography, environmental science, ecology, statistics, physics or mathematics), with at least upper second class honours.
  • BHS will review applications, assessing academic performance, references, and personal statements, and rank candidates accordingly.

Further information

  • The recipient is expected to present a receipt for payment of the tuition fee, after which they will be reimbursed the value of the award.
  • Awards cannot be made retrospectively.
  • All applications and supporting documents must be entirely electronic. Application forms should not exceed two pages.
  • The successful recipient will be notified by email and/or telephone and will have his or her name shown on the BHS website.
  • All recipients of awards agree to be named on the BHS website and as well as the websites of any sponsoring organisations.
  • The award will be made towards the course fees and will be made upon receiving a receipt indicating payment of the award.
  • All recipients of awards under the scheme will be required to submit a short report to the BHS Hon Secretary on completion of the taught component of the course and on submission of the dissertation, detailing briefly the academic activities being undertaken on the course, and listing any factors affecting academic progress.
  • BHS reserves the right to verify academic credentials by reference to the awarding institution.
  • The decision of BHS in the selection of students under this scheme is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No feedback on your application is possible.
  • BHS and the JBA Trust reserve the right to claim some or all of the studentship grant back from the applicant in the event that the applicant does not complete the course. The amount reimbursed will be determined by the BHS committee and JBA trust on a case-by-case basis.
  • If an applicant has applied or is applying for any other sources of grant funding, this should be stated in the application.

How to apply

The annual deadline for applications is usually in July. Apply using the online application system.