Bursaries & Grants

IUCr President’s Fund

The President’s fund refers to the support that is given to senior scientists (typically about 15 people) from developing countries. Successful applicants receive a grant from the IUCr and they are entitled to register at a reduced rate.

Applications for this Fund closed on 18 March 2023.

IUCr Young Scientist Award

The IUCr will support the participation of some young scientists from all countries in the world with partial financial assistance through the Young Scientist Awards. This assistance contributes towards:

  • Subsistence (food and accommodation)
  • Part travel costs to attend the Congress
  • Reduced registration fee

Applicants should make all efforts to secure at least a part of the required funding from other sources. Successful applicants will need to book their own accommodation and arrange their own travel.

The Young Scientist Award application process is integrated within the IUCr 2023 Call for Abstracts online form, requiring applicants to provide the following four pieces of information:

  1. Statement of motivation (maximum 300 words)
  2. List of up to five best publications (2018-2022)
  3. A Letter of Recommendation on institutional letterhead from the applicant’s supervisor or Head of Department to confirm:
    1. The career status of the applicant (PhD student, graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, date of PhD completion, relevant career disruption).
    2. Evidence of availability of matching funds, ideally at least 50% of total cost, from other sources, to improve your chance of an award.
  4. Confirmation of Congress registration
    1. All applicants will be required to register for the Congress and prompted to upload confirmation of their registration during the bursary application process. No payment is required at this stage.
    2. Successful applicants must confirm acceptance of the award and complete payment of the registration fee before 15 February 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Young scientists are students or post-doctoral fellows within five years (of full-time equivalent employment) of completion of their PhD. There is no age limit, and applicants are encouraged to take into consideration substantial career disruptions (e.g. parenting leave, part-time employment etc) in determining their eligibility.
  • The young scientist applicant should have submitted an abstract as presenting author before 21 November 2022
  • The young scientist should be registered with the IUCr World Directory of Crystallographers at http://wdc.iucr.org

Selection Criteria:

Award prioritisation may take into account:

  • Achievement Relative to Opportunity (ARTO) of the applicant. Your Statement of Motivation should address ARTO.
  • Evidence of available matching funds.

Young Scientist Awards application form closes 21 November 2022.