Career development could include attending a research conference, participating in a study tour or undertaking some specialist training. The award can be used to cover delegate fees, travel and subsistence costs or contribute to dissemination of research findings to industry.

To find out more information about the Harry Early Memorial Fund, which is sponsored by Kronospan, CRC Chemical Release Company Ltd and The BioComposites Centre, please go to the BC website ( and download the guidance notes and an application form.

Since 1989, BC has been at the forefront of research, development and the commercial application of bio-based alternatives to synthetic materials in manufacturing and industry.

Further information about the awards is available from Rob Elias at +44 (0) 1248 8599 or