The Edgar Pye Research Scholarship Trust

Following the most unfortunate death of R. Edgar Pye in July 1989, whilst he held the office of President of the Society of Feed Technologists, the Society decided to set up the Edgar Pye Research Scholarship Trust (Registration Charity No. 1004754) to perpetuate Edgar’s memory by the presentation of a Research Scholarship on a regular basis.

The Project

The aim is to sponsor a research-based project chosen competitively and it may be in any area of farm animal feeding including animal nutrition and management, feed production and marketing. The project can be undertaken in the UK, abroad or based on travel to study the appropriate subject.

The Award in 2018.

The award available is up to £2500.00.

The Edgar Pye Scholarship Trust is grateful to the sponsors who have helped to make this possible in 2018:


The Research Scholarship is open to anyone who is either studying agriculture or a related subject, or who is already employed in the Animal Feed Industry, and is resident in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.  Please apply by submitting your project via the message facility on this page or enquire by contacting:

The Rules

  1. Closing date for submission – 31st May 2018.
  2. Entries to be typewritten double-spaced not exceeding 5000 words. Entries to be single sided on A4 paper size.
  3. The proposed research must be within the broad subject areas described above, and the objectives of the project must be set out clearly.
  4. The project must be fully described and a budget of costs provided.
  5. It is hoped to select the winner by end of July 2018 and the project described and the award made shortly afterwards. The successful candidate will then have a set period, depending on the project, to complete it and submit a draft paper in a format provided to the SFT Advisory Committee.
  6. All applicants must agree that if selected as the winner they will give a presentation, the scholarship research project, at an SFT conference within the next 12 months. Travel expenses to the conference will be reimbursed.
  7. Entries will be submitted to a panel of judges selected by the Trustees of the Research Scholarship Trust.
  8. The decision of the judges is final.