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.

It is hoped that these scholarships will encourage young science graduates to undertake postgraduate training in their chosen field of aerosol science and at the same time 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 above standard Research Council grants, unfortunately you are not eligible.
  • The research being completed should fall into the broad area of Aerosol Science that the Society is interested in and could encompass; 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.

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 you must provide a 1 page written report of your research progress made during the previous year. This report should be submitted to Sonia Mills via admin@aerosol-soc.com with a short written statement from your supervisor 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.

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.