The purpose of the BSR Non-Newtonian Club Fund is to facilitate members in organising a Non-Newtonian Club (NNC) meeting with a rheological theme of their choosing.
The NNC aims to provide a forum for those practising rheology, particularly industry-based scientists and early career researchers, to meet in a relatively informal environment. This is usually a one-day meeting and participation is free to all attendees (including non-members).
The BSR will award up to £2000 towards meeting organisation. Examples of how the fund may be spent include, but are not limited to, costs of invited speakers, lunch, coffee breaks, room and poster board hire.
Applicants must be a member of 9 months standing and may only apply for the NNC fund once in any 12-month period.
The theme of the meeting may be any branch of rheology. The meeting must be branded as a BSR Non-Newtonian Club; the Society’s logo can be used for this purpose. Meetings that link academia and industry are especially encouraged. Joint meetings with other organisations may be considered.
We particularly welcome applications from early-career researchers and others who have not yet had an opportunity to lead and plan a meeting. In this case, the application should include a letter of support from an experienced mentor. This may be another BSR member, for example, applicants may seek advice from Council to find a suitable mentor.
Applications should be made by members using the form link below.
Submissions should include the name of the lead organiser, position, host institution, any co-organisers, meeting title and rationale for the chosen theme, a summary of planned activities, a breakdown of costs, and a statement of previous experience and/or letter of support from an experienced mentor.
Applications must be received at least 1 month prior to the activity.
Payment of the award will be made on the receipt of a report suitable for the Bulletin of the Society. Advance payment may be made in certain circumstances; please send enquiries to the Secretary.