RSC Student Bursaries for Conference Travel


The Manchester & District Local Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry is making available small grants (£400) to support members in their career development through attendance at international conferences. 

Awards are competitive, and will be made only to Student Members or Younger Members (under 35) of the RSC studying, working, or domiciled within the area covered by the section (see "Manchester & District" link.) 

Awards are specifically for attendance at international conferences where members will be presenting a talk or poster. Alternative sources are available for UK RSC conferences (see "Conference Bursaries" link).

Awards are intended to complement other sources of funding, and to act as leverage to secure such other funds. 

A limited number of awards are available annually. Submit your application to Guillaume De Bo as an email attachment or as a hardcopy. 

Applications must be using the attached form by one of two deadlines:

  1. The first Friday in March
  2. The first Friday in June 

Applications should be accompanied by a statement of support from the academic or industrial supervisor of the applicant, and should concern conferences in the calendar year of application (or the following year in the case of the September deadline).

Awards will be made on the following conditions:

  • a short report on the conference is submitted to the next meeting of the Local Section
  • support is acknowledged in the talk/poster
  • certification of conference attendance is submitted alongside the report      

Decisions will be communicated within two weeks of the submission deadline. They will depend upon the academic or professional standing of the conference and applicant, the relevance of the conference to the research project or professional duties of the applicant, and the case made as to professional development in the application and supporting statement.


Manchester & District

Information on the Manchester & District Local Section

Conference Bursaries

Available to undergraduates and postgraduates for travel to RSC conferences

Downloadable Files

Travel Grant - Application Form
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Travel Grant - Application Form
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Contact and Further Information

Dr Guillaume De Bo
School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7DN 3 9PL