Formulation Science & Technology Group: The Gordon J. Tiddy Travel Bursary

Royal Society of Chemistry

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Grant amount: Up to £500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional Graduate Student Faculty Undergraduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

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: Anywhere in the world

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Royal Society of Chemistry - Formulation Science and Technology Group

The Formulation Science and Technology 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.

Aim: To promote all aspects of product formulation from initial product concept, through the development of prototypes, to market testing and manufacture, across the diverse markets impacted. 


  • To act as a focal point for formulation science and technology within the RSC.
  • To provide a forum for communication between Group members via symposia and conferences. 
  • To liaise and collaborate with other RSC Groups and external organisations on matters on common interest for formulation science and technology.
  • To the RSC in their public relations activities in order to improve the awareness of formulation science and technology amongst the general public, including schools and universities.
  • To take an international perspective for the benefit of all Group members.
  • To assist the RSC in its work with government agencies in order to further the interests of formulation science.  

Gordon J. Tiddy Bursary

The Gordon J. Tiddy bursary is an award made for the purpose of assisting in travel to conferences in the UK and overseas.

Professor Tiddy has over 30 years experience in the properties and processing of surfactant liquid crystals, both fundamental and applied research, through his previous position at Unilever. He has developed a thorough understanding of surfactant chemical type and liquid crystal structure.

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


  • The review panel normally expect the application to be for a meeting which is relevant to the aims of the group.
  • Applications must be received at least 2 months before the start of a conference and if appropriate, the applicant must indicate if response is required by a certain date (for example to get a discount for a conference).
  • Applicants are expected to travel for the purpose of making a presentation (poster or verbal) at the conference.
  • Bursaries are provided solely to offset the costs of travel and accommodation. 
  • Applicants must not have already received an FSTG travel bursary in the previous 2 years.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. You must be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Formulation Science and Technology Group of at least 6 months standing.


  • The bursary scheme does not cover meetings organized wholly by the FSTG within the UK, for which alternative grant or discount schemes may be organized by the meeting committee as it sees appropriate.