Our Technician Skills Development Grant supports technicians working in all sectors (for example industry, academia, education or research) to undertake short to mid-term visits to organisations overseas or within their current country of residence, with the aim of developing skills to support their career progression.
There are several options that can be applied for:
One-off visit (up to 3 months) outside current country of residence (up to £5000*)
One-off visit (up to 3 months) within current country of residence (up to £3000*)
Multiple visits to the same organisation (of up to 3 months each over 2 years) outside current country of residence (up to £7000*)
Multiple visits to the same organisation (of up to 3 months each over 2 years) within current country of residence (up to £6000*)
* Our grants will contribute towards return travel to the host organisation, accommodation and subsistence during the visit.
The Royal Society of Chemistry would like to thank former Fellow Mr James Diamond CBE FRSC, whose kind legacy has funded the current round of Technician Grants.
All applications are assessed by the Technician Skills Development Grant Working Group who have oversight of the entire grant scheme. The Group comprises members of the Registration Committee. Application deadlines are as follows:
Opens: 30 January 2023
Closes: 31 March 2023
Decision communicated by: 5 May 2023
Opens: 5 May 2023
Closes: 28 July 2023
Decision communicated by: 29 August 2023
Opens: 29 August 2023
Closes: 10 November 2023
Decision communicated by: 21 December 2023
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Technician Skills Development Grant application form
Are you applying for a grant to fund international travel?
We advise grant holders who are travelling or participating in in-person activities to continue to follow relevant institutional, government or other COVID-19 guidelines and policies. We also recommend you ensure you have insurance or access to additional financial support in case your costs unexpectedly increase, for example, if you are unexpectedly required to self-isolate at your travel destination or if you are affected by flight cancellations.
This application form is for use by members of the Royal Society of Chemistry employed as technicians working in all sectors to apply for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Technician Skills Development Grant. All applications made and grants awarded are subject to the Royal Society of Chemistry Technician Skills Development Grant terms and conditions and the Royal Society of Chemistry expenses policy.
Please use the following form to begin your application. After an initial check of the application to ensure eligibility, you will be contacted for the following supporting documents:
- An up to date CV
- A supporting statement from your current line manager that includes reference to your professionalism, scientific approach, your commitment to developing technical skills and how the activities proposed in the application will support your career development.
- A supporting statement from your proposed host confirming that they are willing to host you and how they will support you to undertake the proposed training and/or development activities.
- Details of any Technician Skills Development Grant or any other grant from the RSC you have applied for or received previously.
The Royal Society of Chemistry fully supports the Technician Commitment and its four pillars of visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability.
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