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Royal Society of Chemistry: Educational Grants
The RSC Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) has been providing funds for small educational projects in schools and colleges for many years. The unifying theme of all of these projects has been their common objective of enhancing the learning (and teaching) experience in relation to chemistry for students (and teachers). Since 2007 there have been almost 100 applications for funds, most of which the BMCS has taken pleasure in supporting.
During this period they have offered support in two main areas: Enhanced Equipment and Chemistry Clubs. While they continue to encourage applications for both of these funding streams they are adding two more funding areas to the portfolio: One is in relation to encouraging projects that bring together schools/ colleges and their local universities (Partnership of 3) and the other is to support appropriate activities in undergraduate Chemistry Societies (UG ChemSoc).
For Primary and Secondary Schools to fund equipment not available through their mainstream budget.
Funds for activities run at schools/colleges outside the normal science timetable.
Partnership of 3
Supporting activities that bring together at least three different partners for chemistry outreach activities.
Funding for student societies promoting biological and medicinal chemistry.
Funding through RSC Local Sections
Collaboration between schools and colleges with their RSC Local Section.
Receipt of application: 15 November
Notification of decision: Mid December
Receipt of application: 15 February
Notification of decision: Mid March
Receipt of application: 15 May
Notification of decision: Mid June
Receipt of application: 15 Aug
Notification of decision: Mid September
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