Radiochemistry Group Young Researchers' Fund Grant

Royal Society of Chemistry

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Grant amount: Up to £500

Next anticipated deadline: May 1, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Sep 1, 2020, Dec 1, 2020

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Research Scientist Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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Royal Society of Chemistry - Radiochemistry Group

The Radiochemistry Group is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.


  • To promote, educate, practice and collaborate in the chemistry of radioisotopes.
  • Encourage, assist and extend the knowledge and study of radiochemistry. 
  • Provide an opportunity for members of the Group to increase their knowledge and to enhance their professional capacity by, for example holding meetings. 
  • Support networking, the exchange and dissemination of information. 
  • Assist in the public understanding of the social, educational and economic importance of radiochemistry.        


The Radiochemistry Group supports all areas of chemistry involving the use of radioisotopes including:  

  • Medical/Pharmaceutical uses of isotopes in imaging and therapy. 
  • Understanding the behaviour and transport of natural and anthropogenic radionuclides in the environment and application of radionuclides as tracers of natural phenomena. 
  • Understanding (studying) the coordination chemistry of the radioactive elements. 
  • The production, standardisation and use of radioactive isotopes. 
  • Analytical measurement and application of radioisotopes. 
  • Regulating handling and disposal of radioisotopes. 
  • Waste management and remediation of land contaminated by radioactivity. 
  • The use of radionuclides in nuclear energy  production. 
  • Safeguards  in the non-proliferation of nuclear materials.      

Young Researchers' Fund

The Radiochemistry Group is pleased to announce the availability of funds to promote radiochemistry by encouraging young scientists to discuss and disseminate their work during their radiochemistry training period. 

Examples of financial assistance the RCG will normally consider are payments or part payments for attendance and travel to conferences, symposia, workshops etc. Applicants are strongly encouraged to be Radiochemistry Group members.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Criteria
    • Applications are particularly encouraged for Radiochemistry Group endorsed meetings and we prefer applications to be in electronic format. 
    • Successful UK based applicants will be strongly encouraged to present their work at the biennial Radiochemistry Group Young Researchers Meeting. 
    • An indicative value for typical awards is up to a maximum of £500. 
    • It is expected that around 4 bursaries will be awarded per annum. 
    • The applicant will normally be expected to be a member of the Radiochemistry Group. 
    • If successful the applicant must acknowledge the RCG Young Researchers Fund as a sponsor of their presentation. 
    • A maximum of 2 applications from a single institution (e.g. a University) can be submitted per year.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants are normally expected to be members of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Radiochemistry Group.


  • Applications are particularly encouraged for Radiochemistry Group endorsed meetings.


  •  Retrospective applications will not be considered.