British Ecological Society Outreach Grants

British Ecological Society (BES) actively encourages its members to promote ecological science to a wide audience and offers grants of up to £2,000.


BES defines ecology as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment. Applications should promote and engage the public with the science of ecology. Grants will not be awarded for purely nature conservation purposes or any activity that does not promote the science of ecology.

BES supports projects that:

  • Increase public understanding of, and engagement with, ecology
  • Stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society
  • Inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested
  • Develop skills in communicating the science of ecology


Applications opened on Friday 7 January 2022, with a deadline of 17:00 GMT, Friday 18 March.


To read about eligibility, criteria of funding and to apply, please visit the BES website.


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