Grants and Awards

CN Davies Award

Deadline: 31st January 2018

The Aerosol Society aims to award annual scholarships to new graduates undertaking a course of study leading to a Doctorate at a United Kingdom or Irish University.

These scholarships will support, reward and encourage outstanding PhD students who are engaged in aerosol science. At the same time they will gain some experience in the presentation of work to a scientific audience. During their final year of study, our scientists are requested to present their research at a relevant Aerosol Society meeting or conference. 

 

2017 awardee Florence Gregson conducting research at the University of Bristol.

 

2017 award winners

Michael AdamsUniversity of Leeds

‘Development and application of a portable expansion chamber to investigate atmospheric ice nucleating particles’

Application to follow

Precious AkhuemokhanKings College London

‘Next Generation Nebuliser Formulations’

Application

Florence GregsonUniversity of Bristol

‘Evaporative Drying of Droplets and the Formation of Structured and Functional Microparticles’

Application

2016 & continued award winners

Alex HarrisonUniversity of Leeds

‘Atmospheric mineral dust and its role in ice formation’

Application

Year 1 Report

Robert NishidaUniversity of Cambridge

‘Development of a low-cost ultrafine particle sensor’

Application

Year 1 Report

Camille BilgerUniversity of Cambridge

‘Numerical Simulation of Liquid Sprays for Jet Engine Applications’

Application

Year 1 Report

Alison ConnollyNUI, Galway

‘Occupational Exposure to Pesticides of Horticultural Amenity Workers’

Application

Year 1 Report

Year 2 Report

Joshua HolgateImperial College, London

‘Liquid Micro-droplet Effects in a Plasma’

Application

Year 1 Report

Year 2 Report

Rose WilloughbyUniversity of Bristol

‘Improving the Understanding of the Optical Properties of Atmospheric Aerosols’

Application

Year 1 Report

Year 2 Report

Áine BroderickNUI,Galway

‘Indoor Aerosol Pollution Measurement in Energy Efficient Homes’

Application

Year 1 Report

Year 2 Report

Eligibility

  • Candidates are required to be a current member of the Aerosol Society.
  • Candidates must be a graduate undertaking a course of study leading to a Doctorate at a United Kingdom or Irish University in order to be eligible to apply for this Research Scholarship.
  • Candidates must be in full-time further education and must have registered for their research.
  • Please note – if you are in receipt of an award/salary at a level significantly above standard Research Council grants, unfortunately you are not eligible (at the discretion of the Aerosol Society committee).
  • The research being completed should fall into the broad area of Aerosol Science and could encompass (but not limited to): airborne particles or droplets in relation to aerobiology, agriculture, atmospherics, coagulation, condensation, deposition, diffusion, dynamics, electrostatics, evaporation, filtration, generation techniques, industrial processes, inhalation, instrumentation, light scattering, manufacture, occupational hygiene, radioactivity, respiratory disease, resuspension, sampling, shape, standards, therapy and thermodynamics.
  • Projects may be directed at the exploration of basic problems, or may be of a more applied nature.

Terms and conditions

To apply, please complete the online form below and upload a 1 page CV and also a short essay (3000 words) on the topic of your project. The essay should give an impression of your grasp of, and enthusiasm for, the subject as well as an indication of your current ability. A statement from your supervisor is also required. In this statement the start date and anticipated end date of the PhD should be provided as well as confirmation of the enrolment in a PhD programme in a UK or Irish university and the stipend the student receives must be stated.

Terms and Conditions of the C N Davies Award

The award is currently for £600.00 per annum. In order for the award to be considered for renewal for subsequent years:

  • By the 31st January of each year you must provide a 250 word summary of your most important finding(s) or advances made during the previous year together with at least one image relating to your research. The summary must be in a form understandable to a wide audience (aim for your piece to be understandable to a science A level student, i.e. minimise jargon and acronymes) and will be published on the aerosol society webpages and also in the aerosol society newsletter. The image should be visually appealing and relate to your work. It could be a photograph of yourself in your lab or on field work, an image of instrumentation, an aerosol related phenomenon or the output from an instrument. This summary and image(s) should be submitted to Sonia Mills via admin@aerosol-soc.com, cc’ing your supervisor who will confirming that you will continue with your study for at least a further year. The Aerosol Society will review the progress made and decide if the award should be renewed.
  • You will be required to present your research, either as an oral or poster presentation, at an Aerosol Society conference. This will normally take place during the final year of study prior to submission of a thesis. The Society will cover the conference registration cost.
  • We would like to highlight what successful applicants do after their PhDs and will request information from you after your PhD. To achieve this, we need successful applicants to stay in contact with the aerosol society by emailing Sonia Mills admin@aerosol-soc.com with changes to contact details. 

Apply for this award

In order to apply for this award, you must be a member.
Membership costs just £30.00 per year, and is free for students.