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.

We are pleased to announce that applications to the Kate Barlow award are now open – the closing date is 5pm GMT, 3rd December 2018.

  • - The Kate Barlow Award is open to postgraduate students anywhere in the world conducting research which has a 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 either the BCT National Bat Conference or another relevant bat research and conservation conference.

Click here for the Application form and guidance notes.

Fundraising for the Kate Barlow Award

If you want to contribute towards the Kate Barlow Award you can donate by clicking here.

Dean Waters is running the York Marathon and raising funds for the Kate Barlow Award. Click here if you would like to donate.

For any queries please email

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