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The Dipterists Forum holds an annual weekend course at the Preston Montford field studies centre. These courses cover selected families of flies in detail, and the 2017 course will be on the Drosophilidae (fruit flies) and Sciomyzidae (snail-killing flies). It is likely to take place in February. The Forum also has annual residential Summer field meetings lasting for one week. These take place at various venues around the country, and the 2017 meeting is expected to be in Snowdonia during June.
We offer up to two bursaries for the Preston Montford course, and up to three for the field meeting. Each bursary covers half the total cost of the course or the meeting, including accommodation costs. If you would like to apply for a bursary please send your application by e-mail to the chairman, Howard Bentley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Your application should say what you hope to gain from attending, how you would expect to contribute to the Forumís aims of the study, recording and conservation of Diptera, and why you would benefit from financial assistance. If you are currently involved in a research programme please include brief details. We will be looking for evidence of enthusiasm and interest in flies. Preference may be given to those who have not received a bursary previously. Applications should not exceed 300 words.
Applicants must be members of the Dipterists Forum. The closing dates for applications are: 31st October 2016 for Preston Montford; 28th February 2017 for the field meeting. If you would like further details of what is involved in these meetings please send a request to the e-mail address above.