ASPAC Travel / Study Awards 2019

ASPAC would like to invite candidates to apply for the following travel or study award. Subject to the quality of applications received a single grant of up to $2,000 may be awarded for conference attendance, workshops or study in a field considered relevant by the ASPAC committee.

2019 Brian Daly Memorial ASPAC Travel Award

Brian Daly

It is a pleasure to announce that the 2019 ASPAC Travel Award will be named after Brian Daly. Sadly, Brian passed away on July 20th 2018 at the age of 70 years.

His contribution to ASPAC was enormous, spanning at least 10 years on different committees, including the ASPAC Executive as Secretary, and on the Laboratory Proficiency Committee.


Training laboratory technical staff was his passion and his contribution to the South Pacific Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Network (Spacnet) and to ASPAC soil and plant technician training workshops, over many years, was exemplary. He was a very good friend to so many and will be sadly missed.

Some tributes paid by past Chairmen of ASPAC

  • “One of nature’s gentlemen” – Ken Peverill
  • “A warm, jolly and compassionate man” – Leigh Sparrow
  • “Brian was a pillar in the soil analysis community and was very highly regarded” – Roger Hill
  • “I enjoyed his company and always held him in the highest regard professionally. He was a great servant for ASPAC” – George Rayment

Applications for the Brian Daly Memorial ASPAC Travel Award close on 15th June 2019. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by 30th June 2019. The grant will be paid into the successful applicant(s) bank account at a mutually agreed time.

An application form for this award is available from Warren Webber, ASPAC Executive Officer, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.