The Aerosol Society Doctoral Student Award is designed to recognise, reward and encourage doctoral students who are engaged in aerosol science. The award is aimed at graduate students who are within the first two years of studying for a doctorate at a United Kingdom or Irish University (considering part time working).
To apply for the award candidates must submit an essay introducing their area of aerosol research and describing the direction of their doctoral studies. This exercise is designed to help students critically think about the direction and goals of their PhD at an early stage in their studies.
Please complete the online application form below and upload a 1 page CV and a short essay (3000 words) on the topic of your project.
The essay should justify and outline your plans for the remainder of your PhD and should consist of an introduction to the field of study, your key objectives, the proposed methodology, any preliminary results and conclusions. The first paragraph of the essay should be a 150 word abstract, suitable for publication on the Society’s web pages and in our monthly e-newsletter.
A brief statement from your supervisor, postgraduate tutor or postgraduate administrator is also required. In this statement the start date of the PhD should be provided as well as confirmation of the enrolment in a PhD programme in a UK or Irish university including details and amount of the stipend the student receives. Please send to Diane Foster, [email protected]
The 3000 word limit includes, the title, headings and figure/table captions. It does not include text within tables or the bibliography. We do not expect essays to have appendices. The number and content of figures and tables should be in proportion to the length of the essay and will typically be between 2-4 in number.