The triennial congresses of the IUCr are the major international scientific
meetings for crystallographers world wide. Each congress includes one or
more sessions of the General Assembly
which approves the policies of the Union.
Travel Support for Senior Scientists from President's Fund
One of the most common uses of the IUCr President's Fund is to provide funds to assist
financially disadvantaged crystallographers to attend IUCr Congresses. These funds are not
used for student travel because the Sub-Committee on the Union Calendar provides support for
this. The President's Fund is thus used to help senior scientists from developing countries to attend IUCr Congresses.
- There are no restrictions with regard to gender or country of origin of the applicant. Available funds are limited so not all requests can be honoured; awards will reflect a balance of regional and gender distribution.
- Applications on standard forms (PresFundForm.pdf) should be submitted to the Executive Secretary at least five months before the date of the meeting.
- Application forms should be accompanied by letters of support from the appropriate Regional Associate and/or National Committee for Crystallography (if applicant's country is a member of the IUCr).
- Congress organizers offer student-rate registration to recipients of grants.
- Awards will not be made to the same individual for two consecutive Congresses.
- 22, Summer 2011: Madrid, Spain.
- 20, 2005: Florence, Italy.
- 19, 2002: Geneva, Switzerland.
- 18, 1999: Glasgow, UK.
- 17, 1996: Seattle, USA.
- 16, 1993: Beijing, China.
- 15, 1990: Bordeaux, France.
- 14, 1987: Perth, Australia.
- 13, 1984: Hamburg, Germany.
- 12, 1981: Ottawa, Canada.
- 11, 1978: Warsaw, Poland.
- 10, 1975: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- 9, 1972: Kyoto, Japan.
- 8, 1969: Stony Brook, USA.
- 7, 1966: Moscow, USSR.
- 6, 1963: Rome, Italy.
- 5, 1960: Cambridge, UK.
- 4, 1957: Montreal, Canada.
- 3, 1954: Paris, France.
- 2, 1951: Stockholm, Sweden.
- 1, 1948: Cambridge, USA.
Updated 2 May 2006