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The Royal Society of Chemistry offers grants to support members, individuals and organisations to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities. The scheme has rolling deadlines throughout 2024.

This scheme will open for applications at the start of January, deadlines for 2024 are now available.

The Royal Society of Chemistry outreach fund offers funds that enable members, individuals and organisations to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.

The RSC supports 12 month projects that:

  • Develop science communication skills of chemists - building capacity and opportunities for
    chemists and chemical scientists to engage with schools and public audiences
  • Engage with school students - inspiring and raising aspirations of student audiences to nurture
    a future generation passionate about the chemical sciences
  • Engage with public audiences - involving a wide range of people in relevant contemporary
    issues in the chemical sciences
  • Provide under-represented audiences, communities and places with inspiring chemistry
    engagement opportunities, delivered or coordinated by skilled people

They are particularly interested in funding work with under-served and under-represented audiences including people with disabilities and people facing social, economic and educational disadvantages. 

Applicants may include society members, member-led groups, researchers in academia or industry, museums, community groups, non-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries. They should seek to engage with members and member groups. All activity must take place within the UK or Republic of Ireland.

There no longer appears to be a published 'maximum' or 'minimum' grant value you can apply for, however, there has previously been up to £10,000 available.

There are rolling deadlines throughout 2024:

  • Monday 10 June
  • Monday 9 September
  • Monday 11 November

All projects have until 30 November 2025 to be completed

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