Brian Kelly Award

Established 1996

The Brian Kelly Award is administered by the British Carbon Group Committee who are also responsible for the winner selection. The award, in the form of a travel grant, is given to students or young researchers to attend the International Carbon Conference.

Award Information

Award History

This annual award from the British Carbon Group was established in 1996 in memory of Brian Kelly, an authority on graphite physics. Brian worked with the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and its successor company, AEA Technology plc, for most of his career before ending with an all-too-brief period as Visiting Professor at Bath University School of Materials. The fund which provides this award was established by his friends and colleagues following his untimely death.


Applications should be sent to Nassia Tzelepi, Chair of The Brian Kelly Award Committee, at or by post to: Ms Nassia Tzelepi FInstP, Laboratory Fellow in Graphite Technology, NL Central Laboratory, Sellafield, Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1PG, United Kingdom.

The award is made upon the basis of an appraisal of three documents: 1) the extended abstract or paper as submitted to the Carbon 2019 conference, 2) a short CV (with the date of the award of PhD if applicable) and 3) a commentary, provided normally by the candidate's supervisor or close colleague.

Lecture Details

The award consists of a £500 travel grant, presented at the time of the International Carbon Conference with a certificate. It is a condition of the award that the winner attends the conference and presents their paper either orally, or as a poster.

Eligibility Criteria

    • Students and young researchers
    • Attending and have submitted extended abstract to the International Carbon Conference
    • They must not reside or work in the country hosting the conference
    Career Stage
    • Early-career
    • Students
    • Carbon


Applications open TBC
Applications close April
Frequency Annual

Additional Information

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