AJ Banks Travel Bursary

Established TBC

The AJ Banks Award provides bursaries to support attendance at meetings for activities related to food science, engineering and technology.

Award Information

Medal 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.

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’.

Partners

The Beilby Medal and Prize is administered in rotation by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the Royal Society of Chemistry, and SCI.

2020 Recipient - Prof Jin Xuan

The 2020 Beilby Medal and Prize has been awarded to Professor Jin Xuan for his work on reaction and thermofluids engineering, the aim being to achieve clean growth, sustainable development and industrial decarbonisation.

Professor Jin Xuan is based at the UK’s Loughborough University, Department of Chemical Engineering. Read more here.

2017 Recipient - Prof Ken Tye Yong

The 2017 Beilby Medal and Prize has been awarded to Professor Ken Tye Yong. who has made significant advances related to the integration of nanotechnology with medical imaging and gene therapy.

Associate Professor Yong is based at Nanyang Technological University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Singapore. Read more about Prof Yong and his research here.

Eligibility Criteria

    Background
    • Preference will normally be given to those wishing to travel outside their country of residence, especially if they wish to work in a laboratory abroad.
    • Funding will not be given for visits which are part of the normal course of a co-sponsored PhD (e.g. visiting the partner site)
    • Applications will not be considered from those who have previously received an AJ Banks, Messel, Leverhulme or Richardson travel bursary
    • Applicants must be presenting a paper/poster if attending a conference
    • Applications will only be considered from SCI student or standard members - SCI travel bursaries are not available to SCI e-members or non-members
    Career Stage
    • PhD students who are in the early stages of their career; typically this will be up to 10 years after completion of first degree, or 10 years after starting a first position in business, science or engineering.
    Areas
    • TBC
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Timetable

Nominations open TBC
Nominations close 31 March (for travel between 1 July and 31 December)
31 October (for travel between 1 January and 30 June)

Additional Information

Beilby Medal and Prize flyer 2017
Code of Ethics for Members

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