Roger Taylor Award


Grant amount: £800

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 20, 2019 9:00am PDT

Later anticipated deadlines: Mar 20, 2021

Applicant type: Research Scientist Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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The British Carbon Group is pleased to announce The Roger Taylor 2017 Travel Award in memory of the distinguished scientist Professor Roger Taylor (1935 - 2006), Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sussex. During his career, he published 350 scientific papers and six books and made a significant contribution to the high international reputation of chemistry at Sussex and was the winner of the RSC Josef Loschmidt prize in 2002.

With the discovery of C60 and the other fullerenes, he was known for research related to the preparation and characterization of novel derivatives of fullerenes, especially those having fluorine, hydrogen, alkyl and aryl group addends; and time and again producing novel structures such as the holey fullerenes, saturnene, triumphene, functionalized dimers and the fullerene trannulenes.

The award is intended as a travel grant for students and early career researchers with up to ten years postdoctoral experience to attend an important international meeting for the advancement of fullerene and related science such as the functionalisation of carbon materials including carbon nanotubes and graphene. The award is generously funded by the Taylor family as an endowment to the British Carbon Group.

Professor Taylor was a keen participant in Advanced Carbon Nanostructures, organised by the Ioffe Institute (formerly known as IWFAC, organised by Professor Vul and colleagues in St Petersburg); the award is thus to attend and present at this conference.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The award is international and consequently is open to scientists living and working in any country and of any nationality. 
  • It is a condition of the award that the winner attends the conference and presents their paper either orally or as a poster. 
  • Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.
  • Self-nomination is permitted.


  • Anyone living or working, at the time of the conference, in the country where the conference is held, is not eligible.