Terms And Conditions

Notes of award eligibility

  • The recipient is expected to present a receipt for payment of the tuition fee, after which the successful applicant would be reimbursed the value of the award.
  • The University to which the application is made, and to which the award would relate, must be a UK Higher Education Institution.
  • Applicants must be British nationals who would have previously been eligible for Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) support (http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/postgrad/eligibility.asp).
  • Awards cannot be made retrospectively.
  • BHS will review applications, assessing academic performance, references, and personal statements, and rank candidates accordingly.
  • Short-listed entries, numbering 10% of the total submission or six applications (whichever the smaller), will be reviewed by at least one academic and one practising panel member.
  • BHS will conduct its review process in a spirit of equal opportunity, adhering to all relevant equal opportunities legislation, specifically including but not limited to age, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation, race and disability.
  • Review panel members must declare any specific interests through knowledge of individual candidates and must be excluded from review of any such candidates.
  • All applications and supporting documents must be entirely electronic. Application forms should not exceed two pages.
  • An honours degree in a relevant subject (including civil engineering, geography, environmental science, ecology, statistics, physics or mathematics) is required, with at least upper second class honours.
  • The successful recipient will be notified by email and/or telephone and will have his or her name shown on the BHS web site.
  • BHS reserves the right to advertise other studentship schemes in hydrology which we may become aware of, and subject to the permission of the promoters of such schemes.
  • 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 fees and will be made on receiving a receipt indicating payment of the award.
  • Any additional awards will be limited to the sums committed to the scheme by third parties.
  • 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 will not keep any funds paid by third parties: its options will be only to wholly use the funds for one or more student awards, or to return funds in full to the senders.
  • 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 for or is applying for any other sources of grant funding, this should be stated in the application.