The Jeremy Willson Research Grant

Jeremy Willson was a student in Earth Sciences at Bristol from 1994 to 1998, graduating with an MSci in Geology. Immediately afterwards, he spent 8 months carrying out geological field studies of the El Queva complex high in the Andes of NW Argentina with two fellow students. He subsequently joined Shell, and spent 4 years working for them in Houston, USA. Tragically, Jeremy died in March 2006 of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD).

The Jeremy Willson Research Grant is funded by the Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust, a charity which was set up in tribute to and memory of him.

The grant is available on an annual basis to undergraduates and recent graduates of the University of Bristol conducting independent and innovative research relating to geology or environmental science in areas outside the United Kingdom. The annual value of the grant will be up to £1,000.

Applications are made through Professor Stephen Sparks. Please read the linked Guidelines for applicants (pdf - 60 KB) and contact Professor Sparks (steve.sparks@bristol.ac.uk) for further help and advice.

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