Teacher Training Scholarships

Please note: We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015 Teacher Training Scholarship scheme. If you plan to train as a chemistry teacher in 2016/17, please check this page in October for details of available scholarships.

We are offering scholarships to individuals with the potential to become exceptional chemistry teachers. 

Our scholars receive a 25,000 tax-free bursary from the Department for Education. They also get a package of support from us including:

  • Mentoring by an expert chemistry teacher
  • Continuing Professional Development workshops
  • Free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years
  • A selection of classroom materials including books, posters, a lab coat and more
  • Access to networks of chemistry teachers and trainee teachers     

Our scholars also become our ambassadors, sharing our resources and support with other teachers and colleagues.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Training Scholarship scheme is run in partnership with the Department for Education. Scholarships will be available from November for individuals who wish to train to teach in the 2016/17 academic year.

Watch the video to find out more about our scholarships.


Find out more about what we look for in our scholars

How to Apply

Applications for the 2015 Teacher Training Scholarships are now closed.

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Contact and Further Information

Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 OWF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432369