RSC-BMCS International Travel Award 2021

The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) is pleased to announce it will be offering a number of travel awards for use in 2021 of up to £2,000 in value to postgraduate students currently enrolled in research programmes (PhD or Masters) in UK institutions. The purpose of the travel awards is to support the attendance of the student at an international scientific meeting of their choice, in the area of organic, biological or medicinal chemistry, through funding wholly, or in part, of registration, accommodation and travel costs. The travel awards will be awarded on a competitive basis to students who complete the application process and are subsequently selected by the BMCS committee. Successful applicants will be also expected to present their work, in either oral or poster form, at the meeting for which the travel award has been awarded, or at an appropriate RSC/BMCS organised meeting. Successful applicants will also receive a certificate to indicate their winning of one of these prestigious travel awards. The prizes should be taken up in 2021, and to that end applications should be submitted to the BMCS by 31 August 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 22 September 2020.

Submissions will only be accepted by use of the application form  available to download below.

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Application form BMCS International Travel Prize 2021
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Submission Information

Application forms are also available from Dr Andrew C Williams, Chair of BMCS, and completed applications should be returned to him by email, including BMCS International Travel Award 2021 in the subject line.

Dr Andrew Williams CChem FRSC

The RSC-BMCS International Travel Prize 2020 - WINNERS

The RSC Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 BMCS Travel Awards:

  • Alison Ryder, University of Bath
  • Harvey Dale, University of Edinburgh
  • Areeb Mahtey, University of Cambridge
  • Eleonora Comeo, University of Nottingham
  • Leran Zhang, Imperial College, London
  • Gemma Davison, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University
  • Martyn Henry, University of Glasgow
  • Holly Bunce, University of Oxford
  • Conor Black, University of York
  • Laura Bickerton, University of Oxford
  • Mohammed Sani Isyaka, University of Surrey
  • Lucrezia Angelini, University of Manchester
  • Sven Epple, University of Oxford
  • Sarah Folliet, University of Cambridge
  • Yeal Ben-Tal, University of Edinburgh 

The RSC BMCS introduced the International Travel Award programme in 2014 as an initiative to support, encourage and develop the training of next-generation research leaders. The winners receive funding of up to £1500 to support their attendance at, and travel to, high impact international conferences relevant to their projects. Thanks to the successful fund-raising activities of the BMCS the number of awards has grown steadily, from 6 in the first year to 15 in 2020. The total number of entries for the 2020 Prizes was higher than ever, the diversity of projects even greater, and the quality of all the applications extremely impressive, making the selection of the eventual winners a hugely challenging task for the judges. They, along with all the members of the BMCS committee, would like to congratulate the winners, and sincerely thank all the participants for the excellence of their applications.