John Beynon Travel and Conference Fund

This fund is dedicated to the memory of John Beynon, an eminent mass spectrometrist and one of the founders of our Society. In a career spanning four decades, John Beynon visited and collaborated with many notable scientists and was awarded the BMSS Aston Medal to recognise his contributions to the field of mass spectrometry.


  1. The BMSS welcome applications submitted up to four weeks prior to travel. Retrospective applications WILL NOT be accepted.
  2. If attending a conference, the applicant should normally be presenting.
  3. Applicants will be expected to seek an economical mode of transport.
  4. The maximum award that can be made is normally limited to £350. Applicants will be required to submit a report of their travel plus receipts and/or other proof of expense prior to the funds being released.
  5. Applications to attend BMSS meetings and evidence of funding from other sources will be looked upon favourably.
  6. Applications will be dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis.


  1. Assistance is only available to BMSS members of three calendar months standing at the time the application is submitted.
  2. All members are eligible to apply, however preference will normally be given to students and other early-career researchers
  3. Only one application per person per calendar year (1 January to 31 December) will be considered.
  4. The Committee reserves the right to limit the number of awards made to any one individual, organisation or department.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The successful applicant is required to acknowledge the BMSS on their presentations by including a copy of the BMSS logo (members can download here).
  2. The successful applicant must upload a travel report (along with an expense claim form) within one calendar month of the meeting end. This is achieved through the link in the acceptance email.
    • The BMSS Committee may elect to publish the travel report in the BMSS Newsletter or on the BMSS Web Pages or in other similar BMSS material.
    • The travel report should be of good quality and concise. Two pages should be a maximum. For members attending a conference, a pdf of a poster, or two-page report on an oral presentation delivered in the style of an extended abstract is acceptable.
  3. Expenses will be reimbursed by BACS transfer upon receipt of:
    • The travel report (please see above for details).
    • A completed expense claim form (members can download here).
    • Legible copies of appropriate receipts as a PDF
    • Delays in BMSS receiving the necessary information will delay the release of funds.

Members can click here to apply