The Don Claugher Bursary
Don Claugher was a scientist and Head of the Electron Microscope Unit at the Natural History Museum. His work was very experimental - he was very interested in new applications, methodologies and approaches to problems. Don was an active SEMT committee member for many years, holding both Chair and Treasurer positions as well as, in later years, an Advisor to the Society. Don sadly passed away in August 2005 and the SEMT continues to remember him for his enthusiasm for the society and his dedication to electron microscopy.
The SEMT offers funding for early career scientists and artists to undertake electron microscopy projects
Funding opportunity for Electron Microscopy Projects
The SEMT is seeking applications from early career scientists or artists for funding of up to a maximum of £1,000 for suitable Electron Microscopy Projects within the UK. This funding may be used to pay ONE or MORE honoraria. This may be for consumables, small equipment or access time on an Electron Microscope. This does not include conferences or travel expenses. The bursary is not intended to cover internal departmental or laboratory costs for microscopy or services. If this is the case, please include a brief explanation for why these service costs cannot be met from core funds.
Deadline for the Don Claugher bursary 2017
The deadline for the 2017 award was the 31st of March 2017. The deadline for this year's bursary has now passed. Thank you to all applicants.
The SEMT would ask that the successful candidate to submit a short interim summary report half-way through the project time-line to show how the work is progressing. At this time at least one of the following presentation choices below should be indicated.
Any publication resulting from this funding should appropriately acknowledge the financial assistance of the SEMT.
Members of the SEMT committee are excluded from applying as they will constitute the panel of judges.
How to apply
Applicants are required to submit an application using either the form below or by email to Dr. Alex Ball (firstname.lastname@example.org) and should include the following:
RMS summer studentship
The Royal Microscopical Society offer summer studentships for projects with a significant microscopy component in them. Details of the studentship and application can be found on the RMS Summer Studentship page.