Student Research Grant

Application form / Report form


To enable individuals to undertake supervised research projects, which fall within the field of equitation science, as defined on the ISES website. Projects must be conducted under the auspices of Institutions of higher education/tertiary education providers.


The applicant must be a student member of ISES. The project should be agreed and recommended by the proposed supervisor should be run within a department or research group. The project must align with ISES research priority goals. (See ISES research strategy document here). Eligible expenditure include up to £350 will for the department or research group to cover the costs associated with running the project (animal use for her project, batteries, lease of recording equipment, paying experts; not for general hardware as computers, general staff wages etc.), and £400 to cover the students’ personal expenses (for example travel/accommodation costs for project or ISES conference). (See ISES research strategy document here)

Grant information

There will be two grants each worth £750. Up to £350 will be available to the department or research group to cover the costs associated with running the project, and the remaining £400 to cover the students’ personal expenses. Projects must be completed within 6 months of the applicant being notified of the success of obtaining the grant.

Application date

Applications should be received by the Honorary Secretary by 31st October. These will then be reviewed by the ISES Research Grants Committee. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 30th November of the same year.

Application format

Applicants can download the application form here. When completing the form, applicants should give a clear outline of the proposed project (including research objective, number of animals, statistical methods) and, where applicable, a maximum of 5 references to other scientific papers or work that have bearing on the proposed investigation. Applicants should provide a statement indicating how the proposed project relates to the ISES research priority themes. Applications should be accompanied by written support from the academic supervisor.

Application submission

Applications should be saved as a MSWord document in the format ISESRGsurname.doc and submitted to the ISES Honorary Secretary as an email attachment. Successful applicants will be required to complete a report form within three months of completion of the project. A summary of expenditure should also be submitted. The report form template is available here, and should be saved as ISESRGsurnameRep.doc and submitted to the ISES Honorary Secretary as an email attachment.

Expected output from research project

Part of the final report may be published in the ISES Newsletter and on the ISES website. ISES should be acknowledged in any publications resulting from the financial support of the Society. Successful applicants are encouraged to publish their results and to disseminate their findings. A copy of all such publications should be submitted to the ISES Honorary Secretary. Successful applicants are also normally expected to present a poster, or an oral presentation, on their work to the next ISES conference, either in person or via their supervisor.