RSC Researcher Mobility Grant

Royal Society of Chemistry

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Grant amount: Up to £5,000

Next anticipated deadline: Apr 24, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Oct 22, 2019 4:00am PDT

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Research Scientist PhD Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

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

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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

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Overview:

With over 50,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 175 years, RSC has an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

Researcher Mobility Grants

Our Researcher Mobility Grants supports PhD students and early career researchers to undertake short to mid-term scientific visits to overseas or UK organisations.

For full details, please see the Terms and Conditions.

There are several options that you can apply for:

Early career researcher

UK and ROI-based applicants*:

  • One-off visit (up to 3 months) outside the UK or ROI (Up to £5000**)
  • Multiple visits to the same organisation (of up to 3 months each over 2 years) outside the UK or ROI(Up to £5000**) 
  • One-off visit (up to 3 months) within the UK or ROI (Up to £3000**)One-off visit (up to 3 months) within the UK or ROI (Up to £3000**)

Overseas-based applicants*: 

  • One-off visit (up to 3 months) to the UK or ROI (Up to £5000**)
  • Multiple visits (of up to 3 months each over 2 years) to the UK or ROI (Up to £5000**)

PhD Student

UK and ROI-based applicants*:

  • One-off visit (up to 3 months) outside the UK or ROI (Up to £5000**)
  • Multiple visits to the same organisation (of up to 3 months each over 2 years) outside the UK or ROI (Up to £5000**)
  • One-off visit (up to 3 months) within the UK or ROI (Up to £3000**)

Overseas-based applicants*: 

  • One-off visit (up to 3 months) to the UK or ROI (Up to £5000**)
  • Multiple visits (of up to 3 months each over 2 years) to the UK or ROI  (Up to £5000**)

* Our grants will contribute towards return travel to the host country, accommodation and subsistence during the visit. In addition to the amounts specified, applicants may also request supporting funding for their host organisation which may include provision for bench fees and administrative support costs (eg. visa application, insurance).

** Refers to applicants currently working or holding a contract in the UK and Republic of Ireland or overseas regardless of nationality.

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

Eligibility:

  • Early career researcher applicants must (at the time of application):
    • Be within 10 years of completing their PhD (excluding career breaks, parental leave, etc.) working in industrial, private or commercial organisations, universities, university spin-out companies or research institutes.
    • (OR) be expected to hold a PhD by the time funding starts.
    • Be holding a fixed-term or permanent contract at an eligible organisation (university; industrial, private or commercial organisation; university spin-out company or research institute) that lasts for the duration of the project.
    • (Industrial applicants without a PhD) hold a chemical science degree, or Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) or Registered Scientist (RSci) designation.
  • PhD students must be actively undertaking a chemistry PhD course at the time of application.
  • Applicants must provide a letter of support from their academic supervisor/line manager, and include this as part of the application.
  • Applicants must give an outline of the funds they are requesting in the RSC Researcher Mobility Grant application form.
  • Unsuccessful applicants must wait one round before they can apply again.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be RSC members (AMRSC or above). Applicants may also apply if their membership application is being processed. Applicants should use their membership application number when asked for their RSC membership number. The membership application must be successful for the applicant to receive any funds.

Preferences:

  • For overseas applicants, priority will be given to those with (or evidence of) matched or contributing funding from their home country or other non-RSC sources.
  • Applications with host organisations within the UK will be particularly encouraged from chemical scientists wishing to engage in cross-disciplinary collaborations or partnerships at the academia–industry interface.

Ineligibility:

  • Individuals holding a two-year grant are not eligible to receive an additional RSC Researcher Mobility Grant in the second year of tenure.
  • If an application is unsuccessful, the applicant may not reapply for the Grant for one year, unless they are explicitly invited to do so by the Researcher Mobility Grant Working Group (RMGWG).