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Messel Travel Bursary

Rudolph Messel

Messel Bursaries are funded by the Messel Trust Fund for postgraduate students to support their attendance at meetings and/or laboratory visits for activities related to chemical science (including all life sciences), engineering and technology.

Nominated by: Self-nomination


  • 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.
  • 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

Application: To submit your application you must complete the online application form via the link at the bottom of the page

Description of Award: Travel bursary

Frequency: Biannual

Nomination Deadline:

  • 31 March (for travel between 1 July and 31 December)
  • 31 October (for travel between 1 January and 30 June)

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