The 2022 Frank Carver Bursary is awarded to Dr. Uwe Schaller of the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology. The winning paper is titled “Investigation of a Butyl-Substituted LT-EIL Based on Dinitramide.” Congratulations!

Some information about the Bursary, from the Society’s Constitution and Bylaws, is provided below:

The Frank Carver Bursary Fund is a UK Charity which promotes advancement in the scientific understanding of energetic materials by assisting young pyrotechnicians to attend and present their work at international seminars being sponsored by The International Pyrotechnics Society. The Bursary was established following the financial success of the Fourteenth International Pyrotechnics Seminar organized in 1989 by the UK Government Pyrotechnics Research Group, in conjunction with the British Pyrotechnics Industry. Additionally, a significant contribution was made following the Twenty-eighth Seminar, organized by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia in November 2001.

The value of the award shall initially be set at £1200 Sterling but can be increased at the discretion of the Trustees. The upper age limit for receipt of the bursary will be forty years at the time of submission of a paper to the Technical Steering Committee of the Seminar. A recipient shall not be eligible for future funding by the Frank Carver Bursary. To be eligible for an award, a paper must be submitted for oral presentation. Persons who wish to be considered for the award should notify their intention to the International and Technical Steering Committees of the Seminar and submit their written paper at least four months before the date of the Seminar or by an alternative date set by the Technical Steering Committee.

Recent Past Recipients

2018 / Johann Glück, University of Munich, Germany
The Development of Strontium-/Chlorine-Free Flare and Strobe Formulations Based on Lithium

2018 / Dr. Cédric Martin, French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis, France
Nanosized Thermites and Explosives (NSTEX) Compositions – The Bridge Between Pyrotechnics and Explosives

(Two bursaries were awarded in 2018.)

2019 / Dr. Nikita V. Muravyev, Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Moscow, Russia
Interplay of Thermal Analysis and Quantum Chemistry in the Study of Thermochemistry and Phase Transitions of Energetic Materials