All applications will undergo an initial screening by staff. Applications will be rejected at this stage if:
- You do not meet our eligibility criteria (see above)
- Your application is incomplete
- Your application does not adhere to the length limits instructed in the application system
All remaining eligible applications will undergo peer review by our panel of researchers. They will assess applications on the following criteria. No more than four applications from an individual institution will be funded. We request that institutions are thoughtful about the number of applications they submit (if submitting more than 4) and are considerate about the time given by our volunteer reviewers to ensure the scheme runs smoothly for our applicants.
Where a student applies to undertake their project at a different UK/ROI university to the one they are enrolled in, the application will not count towards the allocation of either university.
|Merit of the student
||Reviewers will assess the student’s aptitude and interest in practical work; their academic abilities; career ambitions and how much this project is likely to benefit them.
|Suitability of the project
||In addition to high-quality science achievable in the time available, the project must be suitable for the student’s skill level, whilst providing an appropriate level of challenge. It should give the student experience in a range of techniques and concepts.
||The application should demonstrate how the student will be given the support they need to make the most of their time in the lab. The application should also take into account provision of adequate resources to train and supervise the student.
For full details, please see our guidance for applicants or contact us using the form below.
Researcher Grants Peer Review Group
We are looking for researchers from across the chemical sciences to join our Researcher Grants Peer Review Group. You might be based in academia or industry, at any stage of your career and based anywhere in the world.
Peer review is an essential part of our grant assessment process. Our grant reviewers provide expert and impartial reviews, allowing our grant decision panels to make considered funding decisions.
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