Financial Support

Several professional societies offer support to their members for conference attendance. Details of the funding available from the RSC are currently listed below, with details for other organisations to be updated prior to the opening of conference registration in autumn 2019.

The Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) membership is inexpensive for 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. 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.