Bursaries & Grants

DH Richards Memorial Bursaries

Are you:

  1. A student member of Macro Group (UK)?
  2. Desperate to go to an important conference?
  3. Short of all the funding needed?      

then the D H Richards Memorial Bursaries scheme can help you.

About the bursaries

Macro Group set up the bursaries as a memorial to D H Richards, who was one of the founding officers of Macro Group and worked hard to establish it as a major group in the UK.

Under this scheme, Macro Group sets aside funds each year to support student members of Macro Group who wish to attend a scientifically-important conference, but are short of funds to make this happen.

Only one student or PDRA from a particular research group will be granted a bursary for a particular conference. A student or PDRA can only receive one bursary award during their period of study. To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be a Macro Group member for at least 1 year, have their supervisor’s support, and be planning to make an oral or poster contribution at the conference. It is expected that part of the funds needed to attend the conference will be obtained from other sources.
The maximum bursary amount awarded will be £300 for a meeting in the UK and £500 for a meeting overseas. As a condition of receiving a bursary award, the student or PDRA will be required to write a short report on the conference they attended for publication in the Bulletin.

How to apply

The application and decision-making process has recently changed, so please take careful note of the following information.

Application forms can be obtained by visiting the Macro Group UK website, the link to the website can be found at the bottom of this page. 

The completed application form must be sent by the applicant's supervisor (to confirm their support of the application) via email to the Macro Group Secretary in accord with the following three deadlines:

  • 1 November
  • 1 February
  • 1 May       

Decisions will normally be announced less than 4 weeks after the deadline.

Related Links

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Further information

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Contact and Further Information

Dr Valeria Arrighi CChem FRSC
Heriot-Watt University (Committee Service: 2013 - 2019)