Science and Stormont 2019

14 October 2019, Belfast, United Kingdom


Introduction
Designed to foster close relations with policymakers and key stakeholders, Science and Stormont is organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, on behalf of, and in cooperation with, the Northern Ireland science and engineering community.

The Royal Society of Chemistry's eighth annual Science and Stormont event will be held in the Long Gallery (Afternoon Presentations) and the Members Dining Room Annexe (Exhibition,  Evening Drinks Reception and Buffet), Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast.

This year’s theme will be education and skills, and we are delighted that Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS has agreed to deliver the keynote address.

Grants for carers

Grants for carers have been introduced following the Royal Society of Chemistry Breaking the barriers report where 78% of chemists working in UK academia felt that managing parenting and/or caring responsibilities has an impact on women’s retention and progression. This fund is not limited to women scientists and welcomes applications from anyone with caring responsibilities, for more information please refer to the ‘bursaries’ section on this page.
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Grants for Carers

 
You can apply for up to a maximum of £1000/year to assist with additional financial costs that you incur for care usually provided by you whilst you attend a chemistry related meeting, conference or workshop or a professional development event.
 
Caring responsibilities are wide and varied, and so each application will be individually assessed, examples of applications that we will consider include:
  • •paying for extra home help or nursing care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • additional medical/respite care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • travel expenses for a relative to travel with you to care for dependents whilst you attend a meeting or event
  • paying for extended hours with a care worker/childminder/play scheme to cover time when you will arrive home later than normal.
 
You are eligible to apply if:
  • you are a chemist
  • you will incur additional caring expenses whilst attending a chemistry-related meeting, conference, event or workshop or a professional development event
  • you will use these funds to cover the cost of care that you usually provide
  • you are based in the UK or Ireland or if not, you will normally have held three years RSC membership (past or current).
These grants for carers have been introduced following the Royal Society of Chemistry Breaking the barriers report where 78% of chemists working in UK academia felt that managing parenting and/or caring responsibilities has an impact on women’s retention and progression. This fund is not limited to women scientists and welcomes applications from anyone with caring responsibilities
 
These grants have been supported by The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemists’ Community Fund.
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Parliament Buildings, Stormont

The Long Gallery & the Members’ Dining Room, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, United Kingdom

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