The Kate Barlow Award aims to encourage postgraduate students to conduct a substantive bat research project and to honour the late Dr Kate Barlow's contribution to bat conservation. Read more about her great achievements here.

Applications for the Kate Barlow Award 2024 are now open. An application form and guidance on how to apply are available here. The closing date for applications is 5:00pm GMT on the 4th December 2023. The winner will be announced in March 2024. For enquiries please contact


  • The Kate Barlow Award is open to postgraduate students anywhere in the world conducting research which has direct relevance for bat conservation.
  • One award of up to £4,500 will be made towards the costs of a bat research project of no less than 4 months duration.
  • In addition, BCT will pay for the award winner to attend the BCT National Bat Conference. If this is not possible, in certain circumstances we would also consider another relevant bat research and conservation conference.

Fundraising for the Kate Barlow Award

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