Joliot Curie Conference 2017

5 - 6 September 2017, Bath, United Kingdom

Shape your future academic career in chemistry research.

The Joliot-Curie Conference is the annual must-attend event dedicated to supporting the aspirations of early career researchers, particularly those who are underrepresented in academia. 

This conference explores career topics that are relevant to everyone, and encourages open discussions on issues that can promote an inclusive culture and diversity in the workplace. 

With an exciting programme of workshops, one-to-one consultations, and keynote speeches from world-renowned experts, the Joliot Curie Conference will enable you to: 
  • Find out more about academic research careers and the different ways you can access them 
  • Get information and support on issues affecting your career and progression in academic research 
  • Develop your communication skills and gain confidence when talking about and presenting your research 
  • Access support during the event through targeted group discussions and one-to-one sessions.

Who would benefit from attending? 

Post-doctoral researchers in academia who aspire to establish an independent career in research. 

The 2016 Joliot-Curie Conference achieved a 100% Good – Excellent feedback rating from delegates. Here’s what they said:

"The grant application assessment process was really useful. Great opportunity to be on the other side of the process - I learnt a lot from it. The careers talks were very interesting and honest."
2016 delegate

"Speakers were excellent. Networking sessions were a great opportunity to discuss things with early career researchers but also with more senior people to get an idea of the possible paths forward."
2016 delegate

Supporting inclusion and diversity 

The Royal Society of Chemistry is proactive in ensuring all our activities to advance the chemical sciences are accessible and inclusive for a diverse community. 

We initiate new activities and projects that will improve the diversity of our community at all stages of the pipeline and we bring together evidence to inform how to make such improvements. 


Abstract Submission
The poster should be on the subject of your own research.

Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and there will be a dedicated poster session.

The number of posters displayed will be limited, we recommend submitting your abstract prior to the event.
Registration for the Joliot Curie Conference is now open!
Please read the registration information on this page before registering.
You will be able to register by clicking on the book now link on this page.

Registration includes:
  • Attendance at the sessions 
  • Refreshments throughout the meeting
  • Lunch
  • Attendance at the poster reception  
  • Attendance at the conference banquet (Tuesday evening) 
RSC Member £20
Non Member £25

For non-member registrants, affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry until the end of 2017, the affiliate membership application will be processed and commence once the registrant has attended the event.

Book now

Terms and Conditions for Events run by the Royal Society of Chemistry


Travel Grants

We have a limited number of non-competitive travel grants of up to £200 for PhD and early career scientists travelling within their home country. These are assigned on a first come, first served basis and are available to members in the associate category and above.
We also offer grants of up to £800 to assist with travel expenses to participate at this meeting. These are available to members in the associate category and above, who are PhD students, postdocs within 10 years of completing their PhD and early career scientists (including technicians) within 10 years of leaving full time education.

Please note that we recommend you submit your application a minimum of three months before you need a decision. We will be unable to consider any applications received within 8 weeks of the start of the conference (11 July 2017)
University of Bath

Chancellors' Building, University of Bath, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom

Single en-suite rooms can be booked at Bath University for the night of the 5th September.  Rooms are £40.50 (B&B).  Room booking is via the registration process.

Contact information
Showing all upcoming events
Start Date
End Date
Subject area
Event type


E-mail Enquiry