Travel Grants for PhD Students and Early Career Scientists
These grants are processed and assessed on a monthly basis so we strongly recommend that you complete and submit your application by last working day of each calendar month. In addition, the first three working days of each calendar month are reserved for maintenance work on the scheme. You will be unable to start, continue or submit an application. Any incomplete applications may lose information after the maintenance period.
Please note that we are no longer accepting applications in 2017 to the Analytical Division, Chemistry-Biology Interface Division, Faraday Division or the Organic Division.
Please also note that from 1 April, all applicants will need to have been RSC members (of at least Associate level) for at least one year.
We are keen to support participation by PhD students and early career scientists in scientific conferences and workshops. Our Travel Grants for PhD Students and Early Career Scientists give two options for our members to fund their travels...
For those attending RSC meetings
Members travelling within their home country to attend RSC-run conferences or workshops may be entitled to a non-competitive grant of up to £200.
Please see the application form for full details of eligible meetings. These are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Please note that these grants are intended for travel only and applicants should not apply for conference registration, subsistence or accommodation expenses.
For everyone else
All eligible members may apply to their Division for a competitive grant for their attendance at any scientific conference or workshop anywhere in the world.
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 (we will also consider applicants not intending to present if their attendance will be a significant benefit to their career). Please note that these grants are intended for travel only and applicants should not apply for conference registration, subsistence or accommodation expenses.
Please note that we recommend you submit your application as soon as possible. We will be unable to consider any application whose submission month is within eight weeks of the start of the conference or workshop.
How to Apply
Please follow the links below to apply. Please read the terms & conditions carefully before completing the form. We process applications on a monthly basis, so please ensure you complete and submit your application by the end of the month where possible. Once we receive your application, you can expect to receive a decision within eight weeks from your application month for competitive grants or two weeks for non-competitive grants..
Apply for a competitive grant
Please read the terms of application carefully.
Apply for a non-competitive grant
Please read the terms of application carefully
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Contact and Further Information
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