Dr Manning Award


Dr Margaret Manning was a distinguished former Professor of Fish Immunology at Plymouth. After her retirement, she left a fund which aims to encourage the study of biological and biomedical sciences at Plymouth University, through alleviating financial hardship and recognising academic excellence in this area. An annual award of up to £1500 will be made to provide financial support for one female student - according to Dr Manning's wishes.

To view the full range of scholarships and bursaries which are available please visit our Student Funding pages.


To be eligible for the award, you should:

  • Be a final year undergraduate or masters' student who needs financial support for an activity which will make a significant impact on your proposed career in biological and biomedical sciences.
  • Have an excellent record of academic achievement, with strong support from two academic referees.
  • Be female - the award is intended to be made to a female student of the biological and biomedical sciences.

Examples of activities that the Dr Manning Award supports

  • A short term studentship for extra laboratory or field work to collect additional data. This in turn complements work undertaken for a dissertation in order to develop it for publication.
  • Presentation of dissertation research at a conference.
  • Attending a short course - or a visit to another institution - in order to obtain further training or experience for your career development.

Eleanor Vaughan - previous winner of the Dr Manning Award

Receiving the support from the Dr Manning Award allowed me to pursue my passions and career goals as a marine biologist and gain such a wealth of knowledge and experience from my internship.

Eleanor tells us her reasons for continuing research in coral reefs and what she did with the money received from the award

Learn more about Eleanor Vaughan