Peter Ford Student Grant

Here you find information about the Peter Ford Student Grant and the application form.

To encourage and facilitate the attendance of young scientists and engineers to the annual meetings of the ICG-EAC, a Grant is sponsored by the ICG-EAC. A maximum of three Grants worth maximum US$ 2,000 each will be awarded to students. The amount and number of Grants awarded each year may change and is at the discretion of the ICG-EAC Group Leadership. For 2024 two Grants will be awarded (US$ 2,000 each).

The rules for this Grant can be downloaded from here.

The application form (for the 2024 meeting) will close in:









The form will open end of October.

The winner of the 2023 Peter Ford Student Grant is:

  • Mr. Benjamin Howe, University of Manchester, UK, presentation: Understanding the effect of temperature on the fatigue crack growth of austenitic stainless steels in hydrogenated water

The winner of the 2022 Student Grant is:

  • Mr. Tai-Cheng Chen, Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER), Taiwan, presentation (summary/poster): The combined effect of plastic deformation and thermal aging on the stress corrosion cracking susceptibility of CF8A stainless steels in simulated BWR coolant environment


The winners of the 2020 2021 Student Grant are (in alphabetical order):

  • Ms. Giulia Mazzei, The University of Manchester, UK, presentation (oral): Microstructural characterization of Alloy 690TT exposed to Pb-containing caustic solutions
  • Ms. Aleksandra Treichel, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, presentation (summary/poster): Influence of temperature and surface treatment on the SCC initiation behaviour of Alloy 182 weld metal under simulated BWR conditions


The winners of the 2019 Student Grant are (in alphabetical order):

  • Mr. Wen Chen, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, presentation: Environmentally-assisted fatigue of austenitic stainless steel in high-temperature water/air with/without mean stress
  • Ms. Qi Huang, Centre des Materiaux, MINES ParisTech, France, presentation: Modelling stress corrosion cracking initiation of cold-worked austenitic stainless steels
  • Ms. Stacy Moore, National Nuclear Laboratory/Bristol University, UK, presentation: Investigating corrosion using high-speed atomic force microscopy