Travel Grants for PhD Students and Post-doctoral Researchers


RSC Divisions are keen to support participation by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in scientific conferences and workshops.

Grants are available to cover domestic (up to 200), continental (up to 400) and intercontinental (up to 800) travel to meetings where applicants give oral or poster presentations. Please note that these grants are intended for travel only and applicants should not apply for subsistence or accommodation expenses.

Please note that we recommend you submit your application a minimum of three months before you need a decision.

During periods of high activity and competition, committees will give priority to applicants who are giving oral presentations over those presenting posters only.

Please note that Analytical Division is no longer accepting applications for travel in 2016.

If you are participating in an RSC conference, please see the conference website for bursaries specifically for that conference.  We recommend that you apply also for one of these bursaries.

You may also be interested in the Division small grants for scientific activities scheme and other travel grants available from us (see related links).


How to Apply

The application form contains the full terms of application for the Travel Grant. Please read this carefully before completing the form. Please note that we also need a letter of support from your supervisor or line manager. Once your application is received, you can expect to receive a decision within three months.

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Contact and Further Information

Travel Grants
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432316
Fax: +44 (0)1223 432359