Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programme.
Three students from the University of Windsor, Canada, joined the BEACON team at IBERS, Aberystwyth University, in May 2016 as visiting students under the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programme between the University of Windsor and Aberystwyth University. Christina Ure, James Park and Shannon Deehan will be working on bio-refining projects under the supervision of Dr Sreenivas Rao Ravella, Dr Joe Gallagher and Dr Maurice Bosch.
These prestigious three-year scholarships are funded through the Community Foundations of Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. The funded project entitled ‘Canadian Commonwealth Scholarships in Water and Energy’ between Canada, India and UK will support up to 30 students (undergraduate, masters and doctoral level) to travel between the three countries through internship programmes. These scholarships are valued at $1.3 million, with $675,000 coming from the QEII Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program funded to University of Windsor, Canada. These scholarships will improve the research culture, environment, and profile of the Universities. Dr Joe Gallagher and Dr Sreenivas Rao Ravella from BEACON, IBERS, Aberystwyth University, are involved in this project.