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 visit||Details*||Apply for up to|
|International visit to/from the UK/ROI**||£5000|
|Visits within the UK/ROI**||£3000|
* 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:
|Membership||Associate Member of the RSC (AMRSC) or greater|
|Career stage||PhD 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 funding||You 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.
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.
Researcher Mobility Grant FAQs
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:
Submit your application online
Deadline for applications is 2 pm BST 21 October 2019. Your application can be saved and completed at any time.
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The Research Fund provides up to £4000 for those at a university or college to purchase chemicals and/or equipment.
Funding opportunities available from the Royal Society of Chemistry and elsewhere.
Find out more about us and our members
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