Chemistry Education: Activating Research

The Chemistry Education: Activating Research bursary scheme is now open for applications.

This Education Division scheme assists members of the Royal Society of Chemistry to activate and energise their research in the field of chemical education. Bursaries are available for attendance at international conferences and arranging collaboration with established researchers with a focus on learning and teaching in higher education.

Guidelines for applicants

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • employed at an higher education institution
  • in the early stages of a career in pedagogical research in the chemical sciences in HE
  • attending a conference or event primarily concerned with research in chemical education in HE
  • able to provide a report of your key findings that are relevant to your research within 6 weeks of your return home (1000 words max)


  • The maximum amount of funding per applicant is £1,500 to cover travel, accommodation, registration and subsistence costs.
  • The bursary will be paid in two stages: travel and registration fee on confirmation of the award, and the remainder on submission of the report.


A limited number of bursaries are available. The following will be considered during the selection process:

  • The strength of the application, particularly the impact of attendance on the individual, and dissemination plans.
  • Diversity of applications received, e.g. we will not award the bursaries to more than one person at any institution in a given academic year.
  • Bursaries are limited to one per person. 

Process and Timelines

Please complete and return the application form by 22 January 2018.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome during the week commencing 5 February 2018

Downloadable Files

Activating Research Bursary Application Form
Please complete and return the application form by 22 January 2018.
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Contact and Further Information

Education Department
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: 01223 432143