Early Career Scientist Travel Award

Deadline: 31st December 2023

The Society annually presents a number of awards to junior scientist members of The Aerosol Society in the form of bursaries to financially assist with attendance to  aerosol science related conferences and events where an abstract submission has been successful and chosen for presentation.

The aim of this support (towards travel/accommodation/registration fees) is to give our members the opportunity to present their excellent aerosol research, provide an opportunity to network with the international community and advance their careers. 

Upon return from their conferences, our Junior Scientists are requested to submit a report detailing their experience and the value it added to their early career work.

Zainab Bibi from the University of Manchester presenting at European Aerosol Conference at Gothenburg, Sweden in August 2019.



Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be member of The Aerosol Society at the date of application and event.
  • Be enrolled or employed full time at a UK or Irish university at the time of the event.
  • Be a full time undergraduate or graduate student, or be within three years of award of a highest degree at the time of the event.
  • Be presenting a poster or oral paper at the event, describing a research effort to which you made a significant contribution.
  • You must be able to detail that you will clearly benefit from any awarded travel funds in order to attend your chosen event.
  • Applications must be received at least 35 days before the date of the event you wish to attend to allow time for processing. 

Terms and conditions

  • Within 1 month of the event, we require you to submit a short report to Lindsey Stoner via [email protected] detailing the event, your participation and how it has benefitted you and your research with at least one photograph of yourself at the event. This will then be included in an edition of our monthly e newsletter, posted on our website and also used for social media purposes.
  • We also require you to include the Aerosol Society logo on your poster presentation at this event (this will be emailed to you upon acceptance).


  • If a travel visa is required, you must send a copy (to Lindsey Stoner: [email protected]) of the successful travel visa that enables you to travel to the event before any agreed funds can be released.

Supporting information required

When submitting an application for travel support, the following supporting information is required in addition to the accepted abstract:

  • If the abstract is very technical, a lay summary should also be submitted.
  • Your exact contribution to this work.
  • Why does this research fall within the remit of The Aerosol Society?
  • How will you benefit from attending the event?
  • Please list a detailed breakdown of other awards, contributions, grants or funds applied for or received towards your expenses for this event and how this has been allocated.
  • Please indicate the purpose and level of funding you require from The Aerosol Society.
  • Please confirm if you will require a travel visa to attend the proposed event.

Early Career Scientist Travel Awards 2022

Megan Brown – The Open University – Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observation Conference


Monty Reed – University of Leeds – International Drying Symposium (IDS) 2022


Early Career Scientist Travel Awards 2019

Zainab BibiUniversity of Manchester – European Aerosol Conference at Gothenburg, Sweden in August 2019

Malcolm Kittle –  University of Bristol37th AAAR Annual Conference, Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Mara Otero-Fernandez –  University of Bristol – 37th AAAR Annual Conference, Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, USA

Joseph Girwood –  University of Hertfordshire – 37th AAAR Annual Conference, Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Paul StreeterThe Open University7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration

Early Career Scientist Travel Awards 2018

Lauren MarshallUniversity of Leeds – American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018, Washington, D.C

Mara Otero FernandezUniversity of Bristol – International Aerosol Conference (IAC) 2018, St Louis, USA.

Stephen Ingram – University of Bristol – 10th International Aerosol Conference, St Louis, USA.

William DixonUniversity of YorkInternational Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC), Japan.

Thomas WhaleUniversity of Leeds – Water and Aqueous Solutions Gordon Research Conference (GRC) – Holderness, USA.

Florence GregsonUniversity of Bristol – Aerosol Technology 2018 Conference, Bilbao, Spain.

Damián OyarzúnUniversity College London – 11th International Conference on Air Quality – Science and Application, Barcelona, Spain.

Sarah ShallcrossUniversity of Leeds – European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Early Career Scientist Travel Awards 2017

Early Career Scientist Travel Awards 2016

Alison ConnollyNational University of Ireland, GalwayAnnual International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) Meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Robert NishidaUniversity of CambridgeAAAR – American Association for Aerosol Research, 35th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Pippa DouglasImperial College London – 28th Annual Conference: International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Rome, Italy.

Aleksandra MarshUniversity of BristolTowards a Molecular Level Understanding of Atmospheric Aerosol (MLUAA), Chaminade, CA, USA.

Áine BroderickNational University of Ireland, GalwayIndoor Air 2016, Ghent, Belgium.

Melania GorgettiUniversity of East AngliaThe 43rd Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society (CRS), Seattle, Washington, USA.

Ross Herbert – Department of Meteorology, University of ReadingEuropean Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Adel MohammedLiverpool John Moores University –American Association Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), National Biotechnology Conference, Boston, USA.

Early Career Scientist Travel Awards 2015

Bryan BzdekUniversity of BristolAmerican Chemical Society National Meeting, Colarado, USA.

Michael CotterillUniversity of BristolSPIE Optics and Photonics Nanoscience and Engineering, California, USA.

Olusegun FawoleUniversity of Birmingham – EAC (European Aerosol Conference) 2015, Milan, Italy.

Salman MalikUniversity College LondonAerosol Technology 2015, Finland.

James McGrathNational University of Ireland, GalwayHealthy Buildings 2015 Europe, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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.