Our Researcher Development Grants are open to PhD students and early career scientists wishing to undertake an activity that supports their research career. The activities applied for can be virtual or in-person. Examples include, but are not limited to, presenting work at conferences, developing new skills by attending training courses or developing networks by organising a scientific meeting.
Technicians wishing to participate in an activity organised by someone else may be interested in our Technician Travel and Training Grant , which provides up to £1800 of support. Please note that members can only receive one grant from the RSC for a particular activity.
Our Grants for Carers and Accessibility Grants are also available to support those with caring responsibilities or who need additional assistance to participate in a professional development activity. Researcher Development Grant applicants may also apply to one of these grants if needed for their activity.
Please note each member can receive up to one grant per calendar year.
Applications for the next calendar year can be submitted from December 2022 as decisions for that round will be announced in January 2023. Please be aware that you will be unable to submit an application if you are awaiting a decision on another application.