Financial Support

Details of student bursaries offered by the RSC ESR group and funding available from central RSC schemes are listed below.

RSC ESR Group Student Bursaries

We are pleased to invite students to apply for bursaries funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry (ESR group). Further details, including eligibility criteria, are given below:

  • Maximum value per bursary: £150 (covering travel or conference fee costs)
  • Application Deadline: 14/2/2020
  • Announcement of Results: 25/2/2020
  • Applicants need to be members of the RSC, and the RSC ESR Spectroscopy interest group, by the start of the conference (annual membership fee: £20, click here for application details.)
  • Applicants need to be registered for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree by the start of the conference.

Application Material:

  • 1 page (brief CV plus supporting statement by candidate)
  • Poster or Oral Presentation Abstract for RSC conference (using abstract template)
  • Brief supporting statement by supervisor (ranking students if more than one applicant in group).

Students should submit their material to Prof. Christiane Timmel with the subject “RSC Bursary Application – SURNAME_Applicant”. Students should ask their supervisors to submit their supporting statements to Prof. Christiane Timmel by the application deadline with the subject “RSC SUPERVISOR – SURNAME_Applicant”.

Successful candidates will be reimbursed for part of the conference fee or, upon presentation of corresponding receipts, travel costs up to a value of £150.

Royal Society of Chemistry Funding

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) membership is inexpensive for students and early-career researchers.

The RSC offers travel grants for PhD students and early-career researchers; these grants cover only travel, not subsistence or accommodation expenses. The applicable grant type is the competitive grant for all events (the non-competitive grants are only applicable to centrally run RSC conferences such as Dalton and Faraday meetings, not those of RSC interest groups) Applications should be received by the end of the month at least eight weeks before the start of the conference (i.e. by the end of January 2020). Applications are made to your Division, so you need to be in the RSC Faraday Division – to check your division or change division membership please contact the RSC membership department. We would also strongly encourage you to ensure that you are registered as a member of the ESR spectroscopy interest group.

Grants for carers. The RSC also offers grants of up to £1000/year to assist carers to attend chemistry-related meetings and conferences. This money could be used to cover any additional costs you incur, paying for care that you usually provide. Please click here for further details. We also encourage carers to contact the committee to discuss any additional support they might require to enable participation in our meetings.

The RSC travel grants and grants for carers are centrally administered by the RSC to whom any queries should be addressed – we simply highlight them here for the benefit of our members.