Water Science Forum: The Alan Tetlow Memorial Bursary

Royal Society of Chemistry

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Grant amount: Up to £2,000

Next deadline: Nov 30, 2019

Later deadlines: Mar 31, 2020, Aug 31, 2020

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: 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

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Royal Society of Chemistry - Water Science Forum

The Water Science Forum (WSF) is one of the Royal Society of Chemistry'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.

Scope: The WSF focuses on the application of chemical sciences in the management of the water cycle and the impact of these activities on the natural environment. WSF attracts members, and thus expertise, from many sectors within the water community.

Aim: To promote the professional and scientific interests of members and to advise on and influence, in the public interest, the application of chemistry in water-related industries.


  • To keep members up-to-date with current developments within the water sector and to promote Continuous Professional Development.
  • To provide a forum for the debate of professional and scientific matters on water-related issues within the RSC and other relevant organisations.
  • To provide specialist technical advice on water-related issues to the RSC and to assist the RSC in presenting a corporate view to national and local government on matter of interest to WSF members.
  • To promote research, education and specialised training in all aspects of water-related chemistry, including relevant chartered status for members. 
Alan Tetlow Memorial Bursary

The Alan Tetlow Memorial Bursary aims to help encourage early career chemists (during the first 10 years of their career) and those returning to work after a career break to develop their professional career. 

John Alan Tetlow, who died, aged 70, in February 2005, was one of the founder members of the RSC Water Chemistry Forum (now the Water Science Forum). Alan retired as a Regional Manager in the then National Rivers Authority and devoted many years of his life to improving the quality of the water environment in England and Wales. Most importantly he helped to raise the profile of the water chemist within both the RSC and the water industry. The Alan Tetlow Memorial Bursary commemorates Alan’s work and the importance of water chemistry.

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


  • Must be an early career chemist (during the first 10 years of their career).
  • Members can apply for financial assistance to advance their career in relation to the following activities, to:
    • Attend conferences for the purpose of presenting a poster or paper;
    • Attend research meetings (including young researcher meetings);
    • Visit UK or international laboratories;
    • Complete training courses; and
    • Assist in research relating to water science projects in general.
    • Please note that activities are not restricted to those above only.
  • The activity needs to contain a high proportion of water related chemical science which contributes to water sustainability (environment, economic, social) and have an identifiable practical application.
  • The bursary is restricted to one successful application per member.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants have to be members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and preferably members of the Water Science Forum.