Travel Grants for PhD Students and Early Career Scientists


We are keen to support participation by PhD students and early career scientists (<10 years post-PhD or leaving full time education) 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 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


Members may also 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.

Available Divisions are:

  • Analytical
  • Chemistry-Biology Interface
  • Dalton
  • Environment, Sustainability and Energy
  • Faraday
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Organic  

To check your Division membership, or to join a Division, please email the Membership Department, providing your membership number.

We process applications on a monthly basis, so the deadline for each "round" is the last day of each month. We recommend you submit your application as soon as possible. In particular, please ensure the last day of your submission month is more than eight weeks before your meeting. We will be unable to consider your application if this condition is not met.


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 the deadline for each "round" is the last day of each month. You can expect to receive a decision within eight weeks from the end of your month of application for competitive grants or two weeks for non-competitive grants.

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Contact and Further Information

Travel Grants
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432221





Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141