Travel Bursaries for PhD Students are available. To apply please download the form by following the link below and contact the Secretary,

Dr. David Scanlon, d.scanlon(at)

Royal Society Solid State Chemistry Group Bursary form can be accessed by following this LINK.

Summary of Scheme

The Solid State Chemistry Group has instigated a Student Bursary Scheme to provide financial support to promising postgraduate students to attend important solid state chemistry conferences in the UK or abroad. The Student Bursary Scheme is open to all postgraduate student members of the RSC's Solid State Chemistry Group undertaking research in solid state chemistry. In return for the bursary, the beneficiary must produce a short written report for the Solid State Chemistry Newsletter.

NOTE: Bursaries are not available for meetings that are being directly supported by the Solid State Chemistry Group, i.e. the annual Christmas meeting of the SSCG.


·         To provide opportunities for postgraduate students to attend important conferences pertinent to solid state chemistry and interact with leading scientists from around the world.

·         To provide an opportunity to present research at a leading conference.

·         To enhance the profile of solid state chemistry and the group on the international stage.

·         Awards are made to fund students who would otherwise fail to meet the costs of the conference. It is expected that fully funded students should use their own funds to meet the costs of conference attendance.


·         The applicant must be studying for a postgraduate degree with a significant component of research based in the area of solid state chemistry.

·         The applicant must be a member of the RSC Solid State Chemistry Group.

·         The applicant must be presenting an oral or poster contribution at the conference for which the bursary is requested.

·         The applicant must produce a short written report describing key impressions and interesting scientific contributions or developments experienced at the conference. This must be completed within 1 month of the end of the conference and will be published in the Solid State Chemistry Newsletter.

·         The award can be up to 50% of the total cost of attendance at the conference.

·         A student can only receive one award for the duration of their studies.

Funding available:

The student bursary scheme will provide funds up to a maximum of £250 towards the cost of attending a relevant conference which is within UK/Europe or further afield. This can include registration, accommodation and travel costs. The chances of receiving funding will be enhanced by evidence of other supporting funding.



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