SCI Scholarships

Established 1920

The SCI Scholars fund, established in 1920, was endowed by the bequests of Rudolph Messel and John Gray, former presidents and founding members of SCI.

SCI is proud to offer 2-year scholarships to up to three outstanding PhD students who are approaching their final years of study. Thanks to generous funding from past SCI members, SCI offers £5,000 to each successful applicant as well as a host of other benefits which help to support the scholar as they move towards their next career step.

Award Information

Award History

The Beilby Medal and Prize was established in 1930 in honour of Sir George Beilby. Sir Beilby's long and remarkable career as scientist and industrialist was marked by an enduring interest in the twin concerns of fuel economy and smoke abatement. His dedication and energetic research had great significance for the fuel and metal industries, and produced far-reaching advantages for society. He was SCI World President in 1898 and contributed greatly to SCI's growth in Scotland. A Beilby Memorial Fund to reward exceptional research was raised in his honour by subscription.

Nominations

The Medals Committee of the SCI America Executive Committee. Nominees should not include active officers or Executive Committee members of the Section. Nominees not selected for the award in any given year may continue to be considered for two years after the original nomination.

Lecture Details

2021: The winner receives £1000 along with a medal and certificate. The 2021 Beilby Medal and Prize is being administered by the RSC and details about the lecture will be published in due course.

2020: Professor Xuan was presented with his prize at the Beilby Medal and Lecture 2020 event on 2 December, where he also gave a talk entitled ‘Tailoring Future Renewable Fuel Systems for Net Zero UK’.

Eligibility Criteria

    Background
    • PhD students approaching the final two funded years of their research degree (self-funded students may also apply). Applications are invited from across the scientific and engineering spectrum represented by SCI interest groups: from industrial biotechnology to food science, chemical engineering to horticulture, environmental sciences to polymers, and drug discovery to cement science.
    • Applications will only be considered from SCI standard or student members. Please note that SCI Scholarships are not available to SCI e-members or non-members.
    Career Stage
    • TBC
    Areas
    • TBC
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    • TBC

Timetable

Nominations open 1 January 2021
Nominations close 30 April 2021

Additional Information

Beilby Medal and Prize flyer 2017
Code of Ethics for Members

Other SCI Awards

Joseph Bazalgette Award

The Joseph Bazalgette Award was formerly named the Construction Materials Group Young Researchers' Award and is awarded to the person producing the best paper/presentation given at a Construction Materials Young Researchers' Forum.

George Bessey Award

The award allows the Construction Materials Group to recognise the efforts of dedicated and exceptional Members who have given their time to recruit new Members, administer the Group's affairs, write for publications, and/or otherwise contribute.

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