IChemE Ashok Kumar, Andrews Fellowships open

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APPLICATIONS for the 2016 Ashok Kumar Fellowship for engineering policy and the Andrew Fellowship in heterogeneous catalysis are now open.

Every year, IChemE offers a limited number of Fellowships to support aspiring young researchers. In 2016, it is welcoming applications for two very different Fellowships.

The Ashok Kumar Fellowship, jointly funded by IChemE and NEPIC, is designed for a chemical engineer with an interest in policy, and aims to improve the links between engineers and policy makers. It provides funding for one successful candidate each year to spend three months working at the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).

The post-holder will be expected to produce a short briefing paper, contribute to a longer report, or assist a select committee in a current inquiry. The topic of the work will be relevant to chemical and process engineering or the process industries.

The 2015 Ashok Kumar Fellow, Michael Jenkins, published an in-depth parliamentary briefing note for MPs on the huge water and sanitation problems facing the world. Other past holders of the Fellowship have produced reports on low carbon technologies for energy-intensive industries, maximising the value of recycled materials and  new nuclear power technologies.

Visit www.icheme.org/careers/ashok-kumar-fellowship for more information and details on how to apply.

The Andrew Fellowship runs every other year and was set up in memory of distinguished chemical engineer Syd Andrew. It provides funding for research into the science of the formulation of heterogeneous catalysis.

Candidates will be expected to carry out research into the field of the science of the formulation of heterogeneous catalysis, visit a number of industrial institutions and other academic departments in a number of countries to develop their research interests, and submit a report each year on their achievements and plans for the next year.

The Andrew Fellowship is worth £10,000 a year plus £5,000 in expenses, and runs for four years. For more information and details on how to apply, visit www.icheme.org/careers/andrew-fellowship.  

Applications for both Fellowships close on 31 October 2016.

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