"Every element says something to someone (something different to each) like the mountain valleys or beaches visited in youth. One must perhaps make an exception for carbon, because it says everything to everyone." Primo Levi

Student Bursaries

BCG Student Bursaries are temporarily suspended, our apologies – this is because we are currently sorting out society funds after organisation of the Carbon 2022 conference.  We will update this decision as soon as we can.

The British Carbon Group has funds available to assist student participation in national and international meetings relating to the science and technology of carbon materials.

The application form is available here.

Please note, the bursary can cover travel expenses, conference fees or accommodation. Sums awarded are normally up to £150 for a UK conference and up to £500 for international conferences. Preference will be given to students, normally postgraduates registered for a research degree, who are:

  • a presenting author at the conference
  • promoting UK carbon research
  • attending a conference organised by the British Carbon Group
  • also trying to get money from other sources.

Applicants should also note that as funds are limited, and to ensure an equitable distribution of funds, normally only one bursary may be awarded to the same research group / department for conferences in any given calendar year. Awardees are expected to join the British Carbon Group via the RSC, IOP or SCI or already be members.

Applicants, if awarded a BCG Student Travel Bursary, must write a short article (500 words) on some aspect of the meeting or their area of carbon research, for consideration for inclusion in the BCG Newsletter. Awards will only be made after the conference has taken place and on receipt of the short article mentioned above. Applications should be made in writing on this form and they MUST be accompanied by a letter from the student’s supervisor or Head of Department supporting the application.

Completed forms and articles (1/2-1 page) should be submitted to Dr. Peter Minshall, Email: pcminshall@gmail.com

In addition to the travel bursaries awarded directly by the British Carbon Group, additional funds are available via the RSC and IOP for members of these institutions.

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