Research Fund

Round 1 of the Research Fund is now closed for applications. Decisions will be communicated by end of August.

Round 2 will open on 2 September and close at 2 pm BST 7 October. Decisions will be communicated by the end of December.

Members may only apply to one of these rounds.

Apply to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Research Fund for grants of up to 4000 to purchase chemicals and/or equipment for your research project.

The Research Fund enables research with high scientific or societal impact that cannot be funded through mainstream sources of funding. We have identified as priority groups those working in less well-funded institutes, those in developing countries and early career researchers.

The Fund is available to our members at Universities, colleges or research institutes conducting their own research.

Applications are assessed by the Research Fund Working Group, which includes:

  • Professor Andy Cammidge, University of East Anglia (chair)
  • Professor Sandie Dann, Loughborough University
  • Dr Steve Lancaster, Domino Printing
  • Dr David Megson, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Robert Evans, Aston University
  • Dr Sianne Schwikkard, Kingston University London
  • Dr Sanjit Nayak, University of Bradford
  • Dr Anna Peacock, University of Birmingham (stand in for round 1: Dr Megan Wright, University of Leeds)
  • Dr Ruth Webster, University of Bath

Downloadable Files

Research Fund criteria
The latest terms of application to the Research Fund.
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Research Fund FAQ
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Research Fund scientific referee form
Please use this template to complete your scientific reference.
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