The Gen Foundation

Level of study
Any Postgraduate
Subject area
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 28/02/2020 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

Please note: the Foundation is currently undertaking a review of its charitable activities and has suspened the awards for the 2021 application period.

The Gen Foundation is a charitable trust which principally provides grants to students/researchers in natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology.

Since 1998, awards have been granted to over 100 people studying or researching within these fields. Successful candidates are asked to submit a report to the Trustees at the end of their studies.

All potential candidates should be aware that the Gen Foundation grants are one-off, non-renewable awards.

Value of Award

The amount of each grant is based on the merits of each application, and is set at the Trustees' discretion. Previous grants have ranged between £500 - £5,000.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Gen Foundation grant, an applicant:

  • Must study and/or research in the field of natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology and

  • Should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

The Foundation does not support undergraduates, short-term training, conferences, seminars, or thesis writing; such applications will not be considered.


How to Apply

Details of the application process can be found on the Gen Foundation website.



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