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The Douglas Boyes Fund has been established in honour of Douglas Boyes (1996-2021), an esteemed entomologist specialising in Lepidoptera.

The Fund aims to provide young people aged 14-18 with access to entomology equipment, fostering their passion for insects and the natural world and inspiring them to engage and share their interest with other young individuals. The Fund will be launched during Insect Week 2023 (24th June 2023). 

Criteria for Selection: A successful applicant should submit a 3-minute video or 500 word statement to [email protected]. Selection will take into account their age and socio-economic background and other protected characteristics, aligned to RES EDI policies. Key considerations for selection include providing access to young individuals who may otherwise lack opportunities, ensuring the benefits of the grant extend beyond the applicant, and fostering a profound interest in entomology that will likely continue into adulthood. These questions should be answered by each applicant: 

  1. Please tell us how the Douglas Boyes Fund will support your passion for insects. 
  1. What equipment / books would you buy if you were successful, and why? 
  1. How would this help you to communicate to others about the wonder of insects? 

Please read the full details of the grant here before applying.