Gordon F. Kirkbright and Edward Steers Bursary Awards.

The Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that assists a promising early career scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning. The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general.

The closing date for a submission for a particular year is 30th November of the preceding year (e.g., for 2019, the closing date is 30 November 2018).

For further information contact ABS Trust at: abstrustuk@gmail.com  

For previous recipients of the Kirkbright Bursary Award: Click Here

For previous recipients of the Steers Bursary Award : Click Here 

Owing to the generosity of one of our former Trustees, an eminent Atomic Spectroscopist, Professor Edward B.M. Steers, we are now, from 2020, in the position of being able to award an Edward Steers bursary award, in addition to the long standing Gordon Kirkbright bursary award, to similarly assist a promising early scientist engaged in or utilising analytical spectroscopic techniques.

The ABS Trust defines early career as being either a student, or an employee in a non-tenured academic post or in industry, within 5 years of award of PhD excluding career breaks. The same conditions apply to each bursary.

The application process for either the Kirkbright or Steers Bursary Award can be found in the left hand side column of this website. 

For further information on either of these Awards contact ABS Trust at: abstrustuk@gmail.com