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RSC offers up to £500 to support celebrations and engagement under the theme "Chemistry Making the World a Better Place" during Chemistry Week itself (5 - 11 November 2023) and throughout November 2023.

Chemistry Week is an annual celebration of the chemical sciences. For 2023, Chemistry Week will be taking place 5 – 11 November but you are invited to celebrate the chemical sciences throughout the whole month of November within the theme of “Chemistry making the world a better place”.

The impact of chemistry is incredible, it has led to positive outcomes and developments for the individual up to global society. Chemistry supports development across all aspects of society, including health, climate and the environment, wealth and industry, sustainability, well-being, education, justice, equality, nutrition, and alleviation of poverty. Within the chemical sciences there is a rich and diverse community of groups and individuals who, driven by dedication and professionalism, work to make the world a better place.

Chemistry Week aims to celebrate the myriad of ways that chemistry has, and continues, to make the world a better place, themes could include (but are not limited to):

  • Clean air/water
  • Clean energies
  • Sustainability
  • Climate and environment
  • Careers in chemistry

The Society are keen to support outreach and public engagement activities for Chemistry Week in November 2023. They want to help you to inspire the next generation, reach new audiences outside of the chemical science community and celebrate the diversity of chemistry and people within our community.

To support your activity, you can apply for:

Both funding streams are open to all, Note that both grant streams are open only to UK and Republic of Ireland applicants for activity to take place within the UK and Republic of Ireland.