Researcher Mobility Grants

We are reviewing our Researcher Mobility Grants in light of COVID-19 and are unable to accept applications currently. We will provide further information on this page as soon as we can.


Our Researcher Mobility Grants supports PhD students and early career researchers working in either academia or industry to undertake short to mid-term scientific visits to collaborators at overseas or UK organisations.

Applicants will be informed of the outcomes of their applications by the end of July for Round 1 and by the end of December for Round 2.

There are two options that you can apply for:

Type of visitDetails*Apply for up to
International visit to/from the UK/ROI**
  • One-off or multiple visits to the same organisation over two years
  • Individual visits up to three months each  
Visits within the UK/ROI**
  • One-off visit of up to three months  

* Our grants will contribute towards travel to and from the host institution, accommodation and subsistence during the visit. 
** Refers to applicants currently working or holding a contract in the UK and Republic of Ireland or overseas regardless of nationality.


To be eligible for this grant, you must satisfy all of the following conditions at the time of the application deadline:

MembershipAssociate Member of the RSC (AMRSC) or greater
Career stagePhD student undertaking a chemistry PhD course OR
Postdoctoral/early career researcher within 10 years post-PhD OR
Industrialist with a chemical science degree or a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)/Registered Scientist (RSci) designation
Previous fundingYou did not receive an RSC Researcher Mobility Grant in the previous application round AND
You are not currently undertaking a project supported by an RSC Researcher Mobility Grant

For full details of the scheme and its criteria, please see the Terms and Conditions.

Assessment procedure

All applications are assessed by the Researcher Mobility Grant Working Group who have oversight of the entire grant scheme. The Group is comprised of senior academics and industrial representatives from our Divisions.

The names of participants of these groups are available to download below.

Downloadable Files

Researcher Mobility Grant Terms and Conditions
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Researcher Mobility Grant FAQs
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Researcher Mobility Grant Working Group
These judges will be responsible for the final assessment of the applications
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Submit your Application

To apply, please click the link below:

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Deadline for applications is 2 pm BST 21 October 2019. Your application can be saved and completed at any time.

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Royal Society of Chemistry Funding

Funding opportunities available from the Royal Society of Chemistry and elsewhere.


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Contact and Further Information

Researcher Mobility Team
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432221