IYC Legacy Grants


At the 2011 RSC General Assembly the RSC President, David Phillips, invited all RSC member groups to take part in a unique and exciting opportunity to build a legacy for the International Year of Chemistry. Grants of 1000 were made available for members to use for a high-impact project, event or initiative that promotes chemistry to the widest possible audience.

The project judged to have had the greatest positive impact for the chemical sciences would be rewarded with a 10,000 investment, to continue promoting chemistry widely.

At the 2012 RSC General Assembly the new RSC President, Lesley Yellowlees, announced that over 55 entries from about 60 groups had been submitted to the competition and that all of the entries were fantastic and many other groups used their funds but chose not to enter the competition.

Due to the overwhelming quality of the entries there were three prizes (each 10k) awarded. The first two prizes were awarded to UK based projects and the third to an international project.

Following the success of this project the RSC President and Council agreed that having seen the inspirational projects run as part of the competition that the IYC legacy continued throughout 2013 in the form of annual 1000 grants for RSC groups to use to promote chemical science.


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