Research Fund

Apply to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Research Fund for grants of up to 4000 to purchase chemicals and/or equipment for your research project. Applications are now closed for 2016 and will reopen in summer 2017.

The Research Fund enables research with high scientific or societal impact that can not be funded through mainstream sources of funding. We have identified as priority groups those working in less well-funded institutes, those in developing countries and early career researchers.

The Fund is available to our members at Universities, colleges or research institutes conducting their own research.

Applications for the Research Fund are assessed and awarded by the Research Fund Working Group. The members of this Working Group are:

  • Keith Jones, Institute of Cancer Research (chair)
  • Anna Bonne, Imperial College London
  • John Dean, Northumbria University
  • Ross Denton, University of Nottingham
  • Mark Gronnow, University of York
  • Katherine Holt, University College London
  • Aleksandar Radu, Keele University
  • John Spencer, University of Sussex 
  • James Walton, University of Durham 

Downloadable Files

Research Fund criteria
The latest terms of application to the Research Fund.
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Research Fund character referee form
Please use this template to complete your character reference.
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Research Fund scientific referee form
Please use this template to complete your scientific reference.
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Research Fund
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Milton Road, Science Park, Cambridge CB4 0WF, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432453
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423623