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Public Engagement at Manchester

Chemistry Week (19­-27 Nov 2016) funding call

The theme is ‘Changing Places’. RSC Grants of up to £750 will be available to support existing local and regional networks to develop and deliver events during Chemistry Week. Applicants are encouraged to interpret the theme in their own way. For example, networks may choose to deliver outreach events in new locations or venues, or to consider role reversal in their event format.

IIn previous years these nine days have played host to a variety of engaging and inspiring activities aimed at both school and public audiences. Ultimately this week is a celebration of the chemical sciences and an opportunity for our members to share their passion and demonstrate to people within their local communities how chemistry is relevant and present in everyday life.

More information is here: http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/outreach/everyone/chemistry-week/

The deadline for applications will be 29 July 2016. Applications must be submitted by 17.00 GMT.

Take chemistry to Parliament

If you’re a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) member with or currently working towards your PhD, you can apply to get directly involved in communicating science for and to parliamentarians through the RSC Westminster Fellowship scheme.

Two successful applicants will spend three months working at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), an office of the two Houses of Parliament that provides balanced and objective analysis of science and technology issues, where they will:

  • Brief MPs on science and technology issues
  • Aid scientific research into public policy areas
  • Help raise public awareness.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2014 and candidates should be available to start between October 2014 and May 2015. Each successful fellow will be funded by a £5,000 bursary from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Find out more and download an application form here – www.rsc.org/science-activities/parliament/westminster-fellowship-scheme/index.asp

You can also read about the Westminster Fellowship and hear from past fellows in the latest issue of RSC News (pages 10-11). Download the digital edition here – www.rsc.org/AboutUs/News/RSCnews/