Research Fund

Applications for projects to be conducted in 2020 will open on 15 July 2019 and close at 12 noon BST on 23 September 2019. 

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.

The Research Fund enables research with high scientific or societal impact that cannot 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 are assessed by the Research Fund Working Group, which includes:

  • Professor Andy Cammidge, University of East Anglia (chair)
  • Dr John Clough, Syngenta
  • Dr Sandie Dann, Loughborough University
  • Dr Steve Lancaster, Domino Printing
  • Dr Katherine Holt, University College London
  • Dr Mark Gronnow, Biorenewables Development Centre, York
  • Dr James Walton, University of Durham
  • Professor Karen Faulds, University of Strathclyde (interim) 
  • Dr Megan Wright, University of Leeds (interim)
  • Dr David Megson, Manchester Metropolitan University  

Downloadable Files

Research Fund criteria
The latest terms of application to the Research Fund.
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Research Fund FAQ
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Research Fund character referee form
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Research Fund scientific referee form
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Research Fund
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Milton Road, Science Park, Cambridge CB4 0WF, United Kingdom
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