Larry Calvert CNC/IUCr Trust Fund Award


The Larry Calvert CNC/IUCr Trust Fund offers travel awards to deserving students, post-doctoral and non-faculty trainees at Canadian academic institutions, to enable their attendance at courses, scientific meetings, and the triennial IUCr Congresses, in order to further their expertise and education in crystallography and related disciplines.


To be eligible, trainees must be a student, post-doctoral fellow, or non-academic staff at a Canadian academic institution. Trainees must be applying to attend a course, workshop or scientific meeting in the field of crystallography or a related discipline as defined by the IUCr. Trainees attending a conference or scientific meeting must plan to present their own original work in crystallography or a related discipline, in the form of a poster or talk. This requirement may be waived for courses or workshops where the primary instruction will be in crystallography. The maximum award amount will be up to $1500 CAD for travel to IUCr Congresses, and up to $750 CAD for all other meetings. Applications will be evaluated by members of the CNC/IUCr.

Donating to the Larry Calvert CNC/IUCr Trust Fund

To maintain and grow the fund, not more than one-half of the interest on the “fund’s principal” can be spent on awards. For received donations, by default, 50% is added to the principal and 50% spent on the awards. Though people donating to the fund can, if they wish, specify the percentages of their donation to be split between the principal, spent on triennial IUCr travel awards and the annual Canadian Crystallography Student Presentation Award for the best Canadian student poster at the yearly American Crystallographic Association meetings. However, actual amounts split between donations and growing the fund is subject to Canada Revenue Agency regulations.

To donate, contact:

Dr. Brian Patrick (Treasurer)
Department of Chemistry, UBC Faculty of Science
Vancouver Campus
2036 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Applying for support from the Larry Calvert CNC/IUCr Trust Fund

Applications will be accepted twice a year:

Jan 31 application deadline with awards announced by Feb 28.

June 30th application deadline with awards announced by July 31st

Funding is available to support engagement by students, post-doctoral fellows, or non-academic staff at a Canadian academic institution at the IUCr Congress.

Exceptionally, for 2021, there will be a third call for applications, with a closing date of December 31, 2021, and retroactive requests for applicants to be reimbursed for registrations fees from 2021 will be considered.  No other retroactive conferences/meetings/workshops will be considered and this decision will not be considered precedent-setting.

Applications can be submitted here.