Part of the EMT/HDC/HTA Fellowship Programme.
The fellowships are funded by the East Malling Trust (EMT), the Horticultural Development Company (HDC), and the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA). The funds provide essential underpinning funding to UK-based applied horticultural researchers working in fields of study crucial to the future efficiency and competitiveness of horticultural crops grown in Britain. Each fellowship focuses on training the next generation of applied researcher whilst delivering outputs to industry through a flexible programme of work. The work is flexible so that it can respond to the skills of the individuals undergoing training and the needs of the industry. Each fellowship is managed by a Steering Group, on behalf of the Horticultural Fellowship Governance Committee.
A recent Royal Society report and the Field and Vegetable Task Force report highlighted the shortage of applied technical expertise available to the UK horticulture industry. This Fellowship will launch a Summer Research Programme (SRP) based at Harper Adams University College (HAUC). The SRP will recruit at least three UK undergraduate students (and potentially seconded industry employees) each year.