The results of the Santander Scholarships have been announced. The University received 14 applications and 5 were successful. Each successful applicant has been awarded up to £5,000 to travel to a university in the Santander Overseas Network to build or develop relationships. The successful applicants are a mixture of PhD students and early career researchers.
Ivis Chan, a PhD student in Applied Sciences, will be visiting Yale University (USA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) to explore the possibility of developing a model which could identify areas of high species turnover to assist in the targeting of conservation efforts.
Sheetal Sharma is aiming to build relationships between research institutes in Buenos Aires, Barcelona and BU alongside gaining valuable experience in evaluating health promotion for the PhD she is undertaking in HSC.
Dr Simon Thompson from the Psychology Group in DEC will be spending time with researchers in the psychology and physiology labs at New York University (USA) to explore the link between cortisol and yawning as a potential diagnostic tool for neurological disorders.
Rami Mhanna will be travelling to Russia, Brazil and visiting London universities. As a PhD student in the School of Tourism Rami is interested in the planning requirements of major sporting events such as the London Olympics 2012, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016 and the FIFA World Cup.