Funding

The Royal Society of Chemistry supports the chemistry community through a huge variety of initiatives, one of which is the RSC Inclusion and Diversity Fund. The Fund does what it says on the tin: provides financial support for products, activities and research projects that further inclusion and diversity in the chemical sciences.

Previous awardees have included projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language, race and ethnicity, the LGBT+ community and more. These have been delivered via initiatives such as data collection and analysis, workshops, conferences and hackathons.

The Fund is currently accepting applications up to the value of £5,000, though funding greater than £5,000 may be considered for one project each year.

For further details and to apply: https://www.rsc.org/prizes-funding/funding/inclusion-diversity-fund/

The very first Commonwealth Chemistry Congress (CCC) will take place in Trinidad and Tobago from the 18th to the 21st of May 2020, and will focus on the following topics:

  • Biodiversity and Natural Products
  • Energy and Materials
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Green Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Water and Environmental Chemistry

The CCC aims to create partnerships for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, strengthen scientific capacity, inspire and elevate the role of the chemical sciences to society and policy makers, and celebrate achievements in chemistry. Each Commonwealth country will be represented by three ECRs, who will be fully funded to attend the meeting! Applications are invited from early career chemists (i.e. up to 10 years after completion of your PhD, excluding career breaks), who are also members of the RSC, living and working or studying in the UK. Detailed eligibility criteria and application materials can be found here: https://www.rsc.org/news-events/articles/2019/oct/commonwealth-ecc-funding/

Applications need to be submitted by the 10th of November, and applicants will be notified of the outcome by the 30th of November.

The 16th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology (HTC-16) will be taking place in Ghent from the 29th to the 31st of January, 2020). The conference is being organised by the Royal Flemish Chemical Society (KVCV) and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Separation Science Group (SSG). The conference is organised every other year, and focuses on state-of-the-art developments in separation technologies and hyphenated techniques. In three parallel sessions over a total of three days, leading researchers from academia and industry will be presenting plenary lectures, keynote lectures, tutorials, oral and poster-flash presentations, on fundamental and practical aspects of LC and GC, including UHPLC-MS, 2D-LC, GC(×GC)-MS, and SFC.

The HTC conferences have always actively promoted and encouraged the participation of early-career researchers (ECRs) and young scientists, with one of the parallel sessions entirely devoted to ECR presentations. The SSG will be offering several travel bursaries for ECRs (including PhD students) to attend HTC-16. Each bursary will cover registration fees for the conference, though additional funds to cover associated travel costs may be made available in November and will be announced via the SSG website.

To be considered for the travel bursary, the ECR (defined as an individual within 10 years of their first degree or industrial post) must be a member of the RSC, and submit a completed application form to Dr Lee Williams (lee.williams@sunderland.ac.uk) and Dr Arundhuti Sen (arundhuti.x.sen@gsk.com) by 5 pm on Friday, 6th December 2019. The application form, containing additional application criteria and details, can be found here. Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision by Friday, 20th December 2019.

The SSG has now extended the deadline for submission of applications for the 2018 Separation Science Group Summer Studentships. The proposed project may be conducted at any UK university, or commercial organisation, and may involve any aspect of separation science. Projects should emphasize separation techniques such as chromatography, CE, SPE, ion mobility etc., but may also involve the application of appropriate data analysis strategies, processing tools, and predictive modelling approaches to data obtained from any separation technique. Complete application guidelines and materials are available on our Funding page, and applications should be received by the SSG by 5 pm on March 31st, 2018. If you’re a student, make sure your prospective supervisor is aware of this opportunity, and if you’re a supervisor, send in your application today!

It’s December, which means it’s time to make plans for your summer holidays next year – unless of course you’ve got a great summer research project in mind, in which case this post is for you!

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Separation Science Group Summer Studentships. The proposed project may be conducted at any UK university, or commercial organisation, and may involve any aspect of separation science. Projects should emphasize separation techniques such as chromatography, CE, SPE, ion mobility etc., but may also involve the application of appropriate data analysis strategies, processing tools, and predictive modelling approaches to data obtained from any separation technique. Complete application guidelines and materials are available on our Funding page, and applications should be received by the SSG by 5 pm on March 2nd, 2018. If you’re a student, make sure your prospective supervisor is aware of this opportunity, and if you’re a supervisor, send in your application today!