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Industrial Placement Grants

What we offer

Our industrial placement grants fund one-year placements for university undergraduate students in one of our EnterprisePlus companies.

Each grant is worth up to £15,000 and covers the student's salary.

 All our industrial placement grants are awarded in partnership with Cogent's Placements Service, who will work with you to ensure that you get the most suitable student for your placement.  

placement students

Application process

Further information about the scheme and the online application form can be found here.

The deadline for applications is noon on 7 November 2016.

If your application is successful you will hear from us by 9 December 2016 . We will advertise the placement on the Cogent website, ChemistryWorldJobs and through our university networks to ensure that the placement advertisements receive a wide audience.

Selection criteria and guidance

Industrial placement grants are only available to members of EnterprisePlus, and applicants must be based in the UK. You can apply for the grant while your application for EnterprisePlus membership is still being processed. 

Companies need to have been in business for at least two years to be eligible to apply. Companies who have already had two industrial placement grants from the Royal Society of Chemistry are not eligible for the scheme.

The applications will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Content of the project
  • Learning outcomes for the student (see our examples)
  • Quality of the supervision
  • How recently the company has hosted a placement - preference will be given to companies that have never hosted a placement student.     

Cogent Placements Service

We work in partnership with Cogent Placement service to deliver these grants. Cogent will help you to find the best quality student. 

Analytical Trust Fund

We would like to thank the Royal Society of Chemistry's Analytical Trust Fund who are kindly helping to fund this year’s three best analytical chemistry placements. 


Contact and further information

EnterprisePlus enquiries
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432411
Email: EnterprisePlus enquiries

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