Joliot-Curie Conference 2019

11 - 12 September 2019, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Are you looking for an independent career in academic research?

Shape your future academic career in chemistry research.

The Joliot-Curie Conference is the annual must-attend event dedicated to supporting the aspirations of early career researchers, particularly those who are underrepresented in academia. 

This conference explores career topics that are relevant to everyone, and encourages open discussions on issues that can promote an inclusive culture and diversity in the workplace. 

With an exciting programme of workshops, one-to-one consultations, and keynote speeches from world-renowned experts, the Joliot-Curie Conference will enable you to: 
  • Find out more about academic research careers and the different ways you can access them 
  • Get information and support on issues affecting your career and progression in academic research 
  • Develop your communication skills and gain confidence when talking about and presenting your research 
  • Access support during the event through targeted group discussions and one-to-one sessions.

Who would benefit from attending?

Post-doctoral researchers in academia who aspire to establish an independent career in research. 

The 2016 Joliot-Curie Conference achieved a 100% Good – Excellent feedback rating from delegates. Here’s what they said:

I just wanted to say thank you to you and the organisers of the Joliot-Curie conference ages ago in 2016- it gave me the courage to apply for a postdoc at Oxford. I'm now sat here 2ish years later applying for a fellowship and I know I wouldn't be in this amazing situation were it not for you and the others in the JC team. I thought you might appreciate knowing the real positive impact it caused.
2016 delegate

Supporting inclusion and diversity 

The Royal Society of Chemistry is proactive in ensuring all our activities to advance the chemical sciences are accessible and inclusive for a diverse community. 

We initiate new activities and projects that will improve the diversity of our community at all stages of the pipeline and we bring together evidence to inform how to make such improvements. 


The RSC is keen to encourage and enable as many people as possible to attend our events, to benefit from the networking opportunities and the chance to hear talks from leaders in the field. If you have childcare, caring responsibilities or other care needs, and would like to attend this event, please do get in touch with us to see if there’s anything we can do to help enable you to attend.

Abstract Submission
The poster should be on the subject of your own research.

Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and there will be a dedicated poster session.

The number of posters displayed will be limited, we recommend submitting your abstract prior to the event.
Registration for this conference is now open.

Please read the registration information on this page before registering.

Registration includes:
  • Attendance at the sessions 
  • Refreshments throughout the meeting
  • Lunch
  • Attendance at the poster reception  
  • Attendance at the conference banquet (Wednesday evening) 
RSC Member £20
Non Member £25

For non-member registrants, affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry until the end of 2019, the affiliate membership application will be processed and commence once the registrant has attended the event.
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Terms and Conditions for Events run by the Royal Society of Chemistry

We have two types of grants available to attend this meeting:
  • A limited number of non-competitive travel grants of up to £200 are available for PhD students and early career scientists. These are assigned on a first come, first served basis.   Applicants must be Royal Society of Chemistry members of any level at the time of making their application.
  • Competitive grants of up to £800 are available to assist with international travel expenses for PhD students, postdocs within 10 years of completing their PhD and early career scientists (including technicians and industrialists) within 10 years of leaving full time education. In addition, applicants must be Royal Society of Chemistry members of any level at the time of making their application. 
To take advantage of the competitive grants and many other benefits, become a member. Follow the link on the right hand side to find out more and join today!
Applications for either grant should be submitted as early as possible, but at least 8 weeks in advance of the start of the meeting. Please see respective terms & conditions for full eligibility information.
University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham , Jubilee Conference Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom

Accommodation can be booked directly with the University of Nottingham.  They will be Single Ensuite, Bed and Breakfast at the rate of £60. You will be asked to input the dates you require accommodation and use the code CHEM2019.

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