Saverio Fiore

Secretary General
Daisy Barbosa Alves

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William F. (Bill) Bradley, a distinguished clay mineralogist, died while he was President of AIPEA. To honour his memory, the AIPEA General Assembly, during the VII International Clay Conference (1981), established an award in memory of this eminent scientist. The Award provides financial assistance to young scientists interested in attending International Clay Conferences.

The Bradley award will be presented during the 16th International Clay Conference, Granada, Brazil. The closing date for submission of manuscripts is 1st January 2017. All correspondence must be addressed by email to Dr. Saverio Fiore, President AIPEA, Dept. Geonvironmental and Earth Sciences, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy saverio.fiore[at] All AIPEA members are encouraged to circulate the regulations and the application form (download) among possible candidates.


:: Rules ::

1. The objective of this award is to offer financial assistance to the recipient to enable him or her to participate in an International Clay Conference for the purpose of presenting his or her paper.

2. Candidates must submit an electronic copy, preferably a pdf, of approximately 4000 words in English. The paper should be written in a format acceptable for publication in English in international journals. Assessment will be on scientific content only and the winning entry shall form the substance of a paper to be presented orally by the successful candidate at the International Clay Conference.

3.The award will normally be made at four-yearly intervals and initially will not exceed $1000, although the value will be reviewed from time to time. An award shall not be made if it is considered that candidates do not reach the required standards.

4. Persons eligible for the award shall be under 35 years of age on the closing date for submission, and no restriction is placed on the sex or nationality of the candidate or the nature of his or her employment. Every application must be supported in writing by two members of AIPEA.

5. The selection committee shall consist of the President of AIPEA and four members nominated by the Council of AIPEA. The paper must be in the hands of the selection committee at least six months before the Conference to which it relates.

6. A suitably inscribed certificate will be presented to the successful candidate during a plenary session to be followed by the oral presentation of the winning paper. A portion of the prize may be sent to the successful candidate in advance in the form of a ticket enabling him or her to travel to the Conference.

7. The attached form must be completed and returned with each entry to arrive before the official closing date (see end of newsletter). The candidates must note that the deadline will be strictly observed.

8. The winning paper must be submitted for publication in the Conference proceedings.



Carlos P. Herrero, 1985 (Spain)
Jos Cenens, 1989 (Belgium)
Jean Remì Butruille, 1993 (U.S.A.)
S. Dick, 1997 (U.S.A.)
2001, not assigned
Javiera Cervini-Silva, 2005 (Mexico)
Marek Szczerba, 2009 (Poland)
Ana C.S. Alcântara, 2013 (Spain)



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