All RSC Divisions


The RSC has nine divisions, which cover nine broad fields and aspects of chemistry. These make important contributions to the RSC’s activities to support the chemical sciences. They assist and extend the knowledge and study within their subject area by organising meetings, conferences and symposia. Each bestows its own awards every year, and they work with other RSC divisions, interest groups and local sections to advance the objectives in their area. They also offer advice on RSC publications and policy documents relevant to their subject.

Divisions are open and free for all members of the RSC to join. This allows members to stay informed of major developments in that field, such has funding and training, and they provide a valuable forum for exchanging information and ideas, which feed back into the RSC’s work.


Analytical Division

The Analytical Division promotes analytical chemistry and science by providing a forum for analytical chemists and scientists to exchange information and ideas.

Chemistry Biology Interface Division

The CBID is open to all members of the RSC as a society-wide grouping representing the interests of the chemistry-biology interface

Dalton Division

Promotes the study and dissemination of all aspects of inorganic chemistry concerned with the chemistry of the elements and their compounds.

Education Division

Promotes the study and dissemination of knowledge of the various levels of chemical education at all levels.

Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division

ESED is open to all members of the RSC as a society wide grouping to represent environmental and related activities.

Faraday Division

A forum for physical and biophysical chemistry, molecular and chemical physics and theoretical chemistry.

Industry and Technology

Supporting the scientific, technological and managerial application of chemical science across industry and commerce.

Materials Chemistry Division

The Materials Chemistry Division (MCD) was born in 1993 at the first International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC1) in Aberdeen.

Organic Division

Embraces subjects ranging from bio-organic/natural products through organometallics to aspects of organic polymers, natural or man-made.

Funding available from RSC Divisions

Opportunities for funding provided by the RSC's Scientific Divisions (i.e. excluding the Education Division and the Industry and Technology Division).

Information about the Small Grants for Scientific Activities

Small Grants for Scientific Activities

Funds from RSC Divisions to support activities run by their members



Information about Travel Grants for PhD Students and Post-doctoral Researchers

Travel Grants for PhD Students and Post-doctoral Researchers

Support for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to attend conferences and workshops that will benefit them professionally