Professor Brian Chambers, a former President and Fellow of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) and member of BSSS, worked tirelessly to apply science to the complex problems of soil, nutrient and manure management. With his outstanding technical knowledge and critical thinking, he was always prepared to push the boundaries and challenge convention but only when supported by ‘sound science’ – one of his favourite phrases. For more details on how your organisation can get involved please click HERE
The Brian Chambers Soils Fund was established to provide grants to help fund the learning and development costs of students and early career scientists. Encouraging the skills and knowledge needed to manage soils effectively to meet the demands of modern farming systems is essential for the future sustainability of agriculture.
Practical experience and the ability to communicate effectively are key requisites for those wishing to follow in the footsteps of someone like Brian. A number of agriculture and environmental industry organisations including the REA have kindly offered to provide opportunities for work experience, mentoring or training.
If you would like to find out how this might help your career development, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of what kind of practical support you need. A member of the Brian Chambers Soils Fund will get in touch to discuss how we can help.
Who can apply for funding?
Applicants must be researching a topic or be employed in a position in which an understanding of soil science, nutrient or manure management is an important component. They are encouraged to be a student or graduate member of a professional body such as BSSS
If you or your organisation would like to contribute, involve your own young scientist or find out more about the Fund, please contact: BCSF@soils.org.uk TEL: +44(0)1234 752983 www.soils.org.uk/bcsf