SCI Fire and Materials Group – Bursary Proposal



SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) is sponsoring 10 bursaries, each worth £200 to attend FRPM17. In addition, each bursary will be accompanied by free SCI membership for 1 year (worth £25 for a PhD student or £90 for a Postdoctoral researcher). Early career researchers working in industry or a research organisation may also apply (provided they are within 5 years of award of their PhD).

To be eligible, each candidate must fulfil the following criteria:

  • To have registered on the FRPM17 website by midnight on the 17th May 2017. [This may be cancelled later should the applicant be unsuccessful and not be able to attend]
  • To have already submitted an abstract for a poster or still be able to submit an abstract by the deadline below via the web-site and by email (see below). [Note that PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers who have already submitted an abstract may review them and resubmit them if they wish].
  • Address the following questions in not more than a total of 400 words:
    1. Why do you wish to attend FRPM17?
    2. What do you hope to gain by attending the conference?
    3. How do you think that attending FRPM17 will benefit your research career?
  • Submit your application to Professor Richard Horrocks: by midnight 1st May 2017.


Successful candidates will be notified during late May and still be eligible for the full early bird registration rate less £200.

Recipients will be asked to agree to attend or participate in (eg via Skype if located outside the UK) a future SCI Fire and Materials Group event (late 2017, early 2018) in conjunction with the SCI Materials Group Early Career Forum.

Additional (limited) travel/accommodation support will be available to attend the SCI event for students located in the UK and nearby mainland Europe.