Seligman Travel Bursary

Established 1997

The SCI Seligman APV Travel Bursary is designed to support the career development of PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and industrial researchers, by helping them to broaden their vision and share cutting-edge knowledge at international conferences or laboratory visits.

In this way, the SCI Seligman APV Trust helps young engineers learn from, and network with, prominent food engineers from around the world.

Award Information


Bursaries have recommenced for the 2022 and 2023 conference seasons.

To submit your application, you must complete the online application form available at the top of the page once the award is open. All applications must be accompanied by a reference letter (max. 1 side A4), and confirmation that the applicant has been accepted to present at their chosen conference. Please send both documents to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Award details

Awards of up to £1000 will be made, on a competitive basis, to assist with travel, subsistence or conference registration fees to any Food Engineering conference.

Bursaries will be offered in 3 categories:

  • UK students travelling to UK events: £250
  • UK students travelling to European events: £500
  • UK and non-UK students travelling to events outside of Europe and far from their home country: £1000

Eligibility Criteria

    • Engineers 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 the engineering field.
    • Funding will not be given for visits which are part of the normal course of a co-sponsored PhD
    • Applications will not be considered from those who have previously received an SCI travel bursary
    • Preference may be given to those presenting a paper/poster at their chosen conference, and will be required to provide confirmation that their presentation has been accepted when applying for this award
    Career Stage
    • Early-career
    • Food engineering


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