1. Introduction

SCI Seligman APV Travel Bursary - general information

The Seligman APV Travel Bursary is designed to support the development of PhD students, postdoctoral researchers' and industrial researchers' careers by helping them to broaden their vision and share cutting-edge knowledge.

In this way, the SCI Seligman APV trust helps young engineers learn from, and network with, prominent food engineers from around the world.

In this application round, three awards of up to £1,000 will be made, on a competitive basis, to assist with travel, subsistence or conference registration fees. 

Successful applicants will be asked to provide details of their experience at the conference as a written report, accompanied by a photograph, which can then be shared on the SCI website, and used to promote all Seligman APV funding schemes (further details below).

Applications for the Seligman APV Travel Grant are invited from well-qualified design and process plant engineers working in the food industry or engineers in academia studying/researching in food engineering 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 engineering.

Please note:
• funding will not be given for visits which are part of the normal course of a co-sponsored PhD
• applications will not be considered from those who have previously received SCI travel bursary funding
• preference may be given to those presenting a paper/poster at their chosen conference, and will be required to provide confirmation that their presentation has been accepted when applying for this award

Please apply for the Seligman Travel Bursary if you would like to attend the mentioned conferences: 

* Conference on Food Engineering Raleigh (NC) Sept 18-21, 2022
* IUFoST, Singapore Oct 31 – Nov 5 2022 
* ICEF Nantes 19-23 June 2023 

To allow applicants to prepare their responses prior to completing the online application form, a sample application form can be downloaded here.

To submit your application you must complete this online application form. Applications submitted in any other way will not be valid.

All applications must be accompanied by a reference letter (max 1 side A4). Please send your reference letter to awards@soci.org by the closing date of 20 August 2022.

For successful candidates, payment of the award will be made only on receipt of a short report following your attendance at the conference (max 2 sides A4, accompanied by a digital photograph). The report should include details of how you have benefited from being awarded the Seligman APV travel bursary, and from the experience of attending and presenting at the conference. Your general impressions of the conference should also be included. Receipts to support your claim will be required.

The deadline for applications is 20 August 2022.

Bursary recipients are selected shortly after the closing date, and applicants will be notified of the results within two months of the closing date.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact awards@soci.org