Perry Foundation Study Awards - Conditions

  1. Awards are made to enable postgraduate students to undertake specialised studies in agriculture and related fields, including veterinary research, of value to the UK industry.
  2. The awards are normally open to graduates holding a first or upper second class honours degree in an appropriate subject. Candidates sitting final examinations during the summer of the year for which the application is made will be considered but Awards will be subject to a satisfactory examination result.
  3. Applicants must have provisionally secured a place for studying at a recognised University, College or Institute (hereafter called the 'place of study') in the UK.
  4. The Awards will be granted by the Board of Trustees of the Perry Foundation. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend for interview.
  5. Awards are normally for a maximum of four years . Currently the maximum value of an award is £14,000 per annum. The award will be paid directly to the place of study quarterly on receipt of an invoice from the department where the project is being undertaken.
  6. The Perry Foundation accepts no liability relating to the well-being and safety of the student, this being the responsibility of the place of study.
  7. The student will be required to submit, through his or her supervisor, an annual progress report on the work and, within three months of the termination of the award, a final report giving a full account of the results of the investigations. The final report will be published on the Perry Foundation's website unless a delay is requested by the supervisor.
  8. A copy of any thesis or any material published on the Scholarship project must be sent to the Foundation. This can be submitted electronically. Reference to the support received from the Foundation should be made in any presentations and published material.
  9. The Foundation accepts that the place of study has the right to exploit the results of the research commercially but if it intends to do so, including applying for any patents, the Foundation should be consulted.
  10. A student must not hold any salaried post during the tenure of the Scholarship and must not accept payment for work undertaken in connection with his or her studies, without prior authorisation from the Foundation. A limited amount of demonstration work may be done provided this is authorised by the student's supervisor.
  11. The student will be entitled to such vacations as may be authorised by the supervisor. These should not normally exceed eight weeks a year.
  12. If the student is absent from his or her place of study on account of illness for more than two consecutive weeks, the Perry Foundation must be notified by the supervisor. If the illness continues for more than a month the circumstances of the case will be specially considered.
  13. If, for any reason, the student gives up the research before the date on which the Award is due to terminate, he or she must inform the Perry Foundation immediately. The award will terminate on the date the student gives up the work.
  14. The Perry Foundation may cancel an Award at any time if the progress of the student is not satisfactory or if these conditions are not observed.
  15. The Perry Foundation's expectation when awarding these research grants is that the student sees their professional future in the UK agricultural/horticultural or food industries