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These monthly newsletters aim to keep all member networks updated with news describing how to get involved, as well as information of relevant events, services and new initiatives from the RSC Networks Team. If you require further information about any of the items in the newsletter, or have any comments or ideas for content please contact the Networks Team (networks@rsc.org). Network Representatives are encouraged to disseminate this information, as appropriate, to colleagues and other members. Up to date lists of members can be obtained by emailing the Networks Team (networks@rsc.org).

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The January 2019 Networks Newsletter sees a special update about Royal Society of Chemistry activities for the International Year of the Periodic Table from Gemma Wood. Contact Gemma and the IYPT team at outreach@rsc.org with any comments or questions.


2019 marks 150 years since Dmitri Mendeleev published his first periodic table of elements. To celebrate this pivotal moment in chemistry history, UNESCO has designated 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table. We’re excited to be leading the UK chemistry community’s contribution to the international celebrations headed by IUPAC and have a range of activities and initiatives lined up to celebrate this year.
We’re sponsoring the official IUPAC IYPT opening ceremony in January 2019 where our CEO, Dr Robert Parker will be giving one of the opening addresses. Throughout the year we’ll be hosting several flagship activities including:

  • A periodic table themed exhibition in Burlington House, curated by Dr Peter Wothers (Cambridge University)
  • A series of high profile periodic table themed public lectures to be held across the UK
  • Joint public outreach activities including lectures and demonstrations and hosted in collaboration with other professional bodies and relevant partners
  • An IUPAC global women’s breakfast event hosted by our President, Dame Carol Robinson to showcase the RSC’s commitment to supporting women in the chemical sciences
We’re also producing a range of events and activities across the organisation including:
 
  • Hands on activity outreach resources packs aimed at teachers for use at events and for use by members to deliver outreach to the public
  • A strand of policy work focussing on research and communication to inform public engagement and member activities on resource efficiency and scarcity of elements
  • IYPT branding of our journal publications and the publication of periodic table themed books
  • Dedicated periodic table themed content in Chemistry World including guest editorials and dedicated monthly content focussing on element discovery
These activities represent just some of the work that is happening centrally to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table. We’ll be updating you on specific events via the Networks Newsletter, Voice and Update and further information can be found online here: www.rsc.org/IYPT
We’re also asking our member groups to support the success of IYPT. Ways to get involved include:
 
  • Making a nomination for the IUPAC periodic table of younger chemists. This initiative will highlight the diversity of careers, creativity and dedication of the young chemists leading us into the next century by honouring one younger chemist per element. More information can be found here: https://iupac.org/100/pt-of-chemist
  • Applying for an IYPT grant to support groups and members to celebrate IYPT. Committees of locals sections, interest groups and international sections are invited to apply for a member networks grant (of up to £1,000) to run activities celebrating IYPT. These grants can be used to support a range of activity including schools and public engagement events or periodic table themed events for members in a particular area. Additionally, RSC members in the UK and Ireland can apply for grants (of up to £500) to run IYPT events and activities. These grants are also open to applications from Learn Chemistry Partnership schools and Chem Socs. Applications will be considered in January (deadline 14 January), April, July and October and early application is recommended as funding is limited. More information can be found online here: www.rsc.org/iypt
  • Downloading the IYPT digital resource pack (coming soon) for support with key messages, branding, images and Power Point slides. Why not also visit the Brand Centre for IYPT branded promotional items?
Our new Public Engagement Officer, Anna Aldred, has recently joined the Member Communities team to support our IYPT activities and will be in touch in the near future with additional information. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to email outreach@rsc.org if you have any questions.
 
Posted by Aurora Walshe on Dec 14, 2018 5:49 PM GMT
Dear all,

Welcome to the December edition of the Networks Newsletter. This month’s Newsletter contains:
  • Upcoming Administration Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
  • International Year of the Periodic Table – Resources for Member Networks
  • Communications from across the RSC


Upcoming Administration Deadlines

11 December    Deadline for E-alerts going out on 20th December to additional networks
12 December    Deadline for E-alerts going out on 3rd January to additional networks
13 December    Deadline for E-alerts going out on 20th December
13 December    Deadline for E-alerts going out on 3rd January
8 January          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17th January to additional networks
10 January        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17th January
14 January        Deadline for IYPT Grant applications
15 January        Close of nominations for 2019 RSC Prizes and Awards
31 January        Deadline for March Chemistry World inserts
8 February        Deadline for financial reports
 

Upcoming Events

3 December      Launch of the Chemists’ Community Fund video
5–13 Dec          Joliot-Curie Webinar Series 2018
29 January        Launch of the International Year of the Periodic Table
31 January        Retirement in Sight Workshop
 

International Year of the Periodic Table – Resources for Member Networks

International Year of the Periodic Table 2019 grants

We are inviting members to design and deliver events celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table. We are looking to support creative, diverse and innovative engagement opportunities for communities providing chemistry connections with audiences and science outreach activities. The following grants are currently open to support the organisation of activities taking place through the year and celebrating IYPT 2019:
  • IYPT grants for member networks of up to £1,000 are available. Please take this opportunity to discuss with your committees whether you would like to apply for this.
  • IYPT grants for members of up to £500 are available to support members, ChemSocs and Learn Chemistry Partnerships. Please do pass this on to your contacts who may be interested and consider including in your newsletters to members of your RSC network.
We run a rolling application process and the next deadline for both grants is 12 noon on Monday 14 January 2019. The standard Outreach Fund grants will still be open as usual in addition to these to support wider and/or larger activity.

For more information and to apply please go to rsc.li/iypt or contact Geri Kitley via outreach@rsc.org.


Member outreach activities

The RSC Education team and Education Coordinators have created resources for IYPT outreach activities:
  • Play your elements right – a version of the TV game show ‘Play your cards right’ using A4 sized elements top trump cards. The cards can be borrowed by contacting local education coordinators and all instructions and background information will be available online.
  • Guess the element – a matching game where members of the public match up foods with the elements found in them. The activity uses readily available materials and all instructions and background information will be available online.
Both activities will be freely available for members to use from January 2019 and the Education Coordinators are on hand to offer support as required.
The Education team also have some activities aimed at teachers:
  • Element bingo
  • History of the periodic table
  • Atom builder activities
Contact your local Education Coordinator or Education@rsc.org for more information.


Brand Centre

We are going to be ordering promotional items branded with the ‘Celebrating International year of the periodic table’ logo and would like these to be used through 2019.

We will be updating some Product descriptions on the Brand centre with details of ‘Availability’ to identify items that will change for 2019, please keep an eye out for these. This will help you know what items will be replaced, when replacements will be available and when you can use them. We will phase some of the replacements based on stock levels.

More information about the Brand Centre – including a user guide and FAQs – can be found on our Useful Forms and Documents page.

 

Communications from across the RSC

Chemists’ Community Fund Video

When RSC member Genevieve Ososki became dependent on a wheelchair, she thought she would have to give up working in a chemistry lab. A grant from the RSC’s Chemists’ Community Fund allowed her to purchase a sit-to-stand wheelchair, enabling her to carry out laboratory experiments safely and continue her studies.

Today the RSC has launched a video showcasing Genevieve’s story and highlighting the support available to members. Please read the news story or watch the full video here and share these links with your community.


Looking to speak with a qualified Careers Specialist?

Our in-house specialist Careers Management team can help you take your next career step confidently whether you know where you are going or not. They are here for you to review your career and discuss your options with you. The team are available to talk to our professional members face to face at our offices in London and Cambridge, over the phone, email or video conference from 07:30 to 19:30 on various dates throughout the week.

Email careers@rsc.org so speak to one of the team.


Joliot-Curie Webinar Series 2018

Calling For all post-docs looking for an independent career in academic research – join our free interactive webinars this December and hear from our panels of experts. The webinars will help you to:
  • Find out more about academic research careers and the different ways to access them
  • How to fund your research
  • Get information and support on issues affecting your career progression in academic research
  • Ask our experts live online for hints, tips and practical guidance on a range of essential topics for aspiring academics
All webinars will include an interactive question and answer session.

Full details of the programme, panel speakers and information about how to register can be found here.
 

Thank you for reading the RSC Networks Newsletter blog. We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.

The Networks Team would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year.

Looking forward to working with you in 2019!


Kind regards,

The Networks Team
Fiona, Aurora & Becky

 
Posted by Aurora Walshe on Dec 3, 2018 12:35 PM GMT
Dear all,

Welcome to the November edition of the networks newsletter. This month we have a special update about Brexit and our campaigning actions to date, please contact our Policy and Evidence team on policy@rsc.org with any comments or questions.
 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
6 November      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th November to additional networks
8 November      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th November
27 November    Deadline for E-alerts going out on 6th December to additional networks
29 November    Deadline for E-alerts going out on 6th December
30 November    Deadline for Local Section inserts for January Chemistry World
 
Upcoming Events
6 November      Women’s retention and progression report launch
6–8 November  Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress, Nairobi, Kenya
19–25 Nov        Chemistry Week: ‘Community Outreach – Chemistry for Everyone’
21 November    ChemCareer workshop for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
5–13 Dec          Joliot-Curie Webinar Series 2018
31 January        Retirement in Sight Workshop
 
Brexit Update

Brexit continues to dominate the news, with talks between the EU and UK on a Withdrawal Agreement (the ‘divorce settlement’) continuing at the time of writing. We know that the impact of Brexit on the chemical sciences and our chemistry community is an issue of huge concern, particularly in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.  Thank you to all the member networks who have provided us with feedback and evidence on this – please do keep that coming. The RSC continues to campaign for a Brexit that works for science and innovation, as set out in Our vision for a future EU-UK Science Agreement. There’s a list of our recent campaigning actions at the end of this piece, but first a word on mobility/ immigration rules.

At the time of writing, we expect the Government to publish its Immigration White Paper in early November. The post-Brexit immigration rules matter, as chemistry departments, research groups and businesses need to have access to European and global talent pools to attract the right scientists – and perceptions can be as important as the rules themselves. Government seems likely to accept many recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) reports on EEA migration in the UK and International Students in the UK, the subject of Jo Reynolds’ recent article. The MAC recommended that there should be a focus on high-skilled immigration and no particular preference for EEA or EU nationals, which the Prime Minister has suggested she supports. The MAC acknowledged that preferential treatment for EU nationals could be part of the agreement on the future economic partnership between the EU and UK, something we and other science bodies would support.

When the Government’s proposals are published, we would like your urgent help to understand in detail how they are likely to affect the chemical science and our community – and the top priorities for seeking to influence the legislation in parliament. We will be in touch with some questions soon and would appreciate your help here. We have clearly said, including in our to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry and in a recent that there must be easy movement of scientists between the UK and the EEA - and of scientists globally. This includes students and the dependents of those who move. We know this affects many members of our community, as individuals or because family members and/or colleagues are feeling the current uncertainty.

What is the RSC doing?

In 2016, Council agreed three priority areas for the RSC’s Brexit work. Our three ‘asks’ to implement these are:
  1. The UK needs to secure associated country status in the Horizon Europe programme, (the 9th Framework Programme for science and innovation). UK participation in EU framework programmes brings benefits to both UK and EU researchers.
  2. There must be easy movement of scientists between the UK and the EEA. This includes students and the dependents of those who move.
  3. Discussions between scientists globally are critical to achieving harmonised and proportionate decision-making in regulation. Effective cooperation and continued data sharing between the UK and the EU is essential in supporting our future trading relationship.
Recent actions in support of this include:

Horizon Europe
  • We work directly with the Government Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to input on science and Brexit. Past President and Member Communities’ Board chair John Holman represents the RSC and others on the High-Lever Stakeholder Working Group and Tanya Sheridan on its sub-group.
  • We researched and published a set of members’ case studies illustrating the benefits of UK participation in Horizon Europe. We have shared these with Government and with other science bodies.
  • We developed our policy position on Horizon Europe and fed in to BEIS and European Chemical and Molecular Society (EuChemS) submissions.
Easy Movement
  • We submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry on ‘an immigration system for science and innovation’ to emphasise the importance of easy movement for scientists, including for short-term visits.
  • We wrote up the findings from analysis of our conferences into an article and saw this data has influenced the Committee, as they mentioned it in their report.
Chemicals regulation
  • John Holman wrote to DEFRA ministers, setting out our concerns around chemicals regulation, in the context of Brexit – including the absence of clear arrangements for scientific collaboration to support chemicals regulation during the transition period.
  • We also raised our concerns with the Environmental Audit Committee in June 2018.
  • We flagged the lack of clarity around future chemicals regulation arrangements when responding to DEFRA’s Environmental Principles and Governance’ consultation. A group of members, with the Policy team, developed a set of principles for the management of chemicals in the environment ‘Principles for the management of chemicals in the Environment’ in response.
  • Cam Alexander-White proactively flagged our concerns on chemicals regulation to the House of Lords EU committee and followed up with two letters in August and October. This provided briefing material for the Committee to ask Michael Gove directly about the problems in chemicals regulation in the event of a no deal Brexit.
 
Communications from across the RSC

Help us shape the future of our prizes and awards
We are conducting a review of our Recognition Programmes this year, with a focus on prizes and awards.
We are proud of our heritage and at the same time open to the need to evolve, to ensure that our recognition programmes are relevant in a diverse and changing world, and exemplify the achievements and contributions that are at the heart of advancing the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity.

Overseen by an independent group, chaired by Professor Jeremy Sanders (University of Cambridge), the review will develop an ambitious future-looking vision for recognition in science and for our own prizes and awards.
Help us shape the future of recognition by sending your views to us at Recognition2019@rsc.org.
 
Interested in a career in defence science?
Join the representatives from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) for this ChemCareer webinar on 21 November at 12:30. Hear about this rewarding and challenging career and how you can make the most effective application ahead of their upcoming recruitment for chemical scientists. Register now.
 
Speak with a qualified Careers Specialist in a city near you
Appointments are still available to talk to a Specialist in Newcastle, Coventry and Bristol during November. You can also speak to us at our London office fortnightly (book online) and on request by phone, video conference or in Cambridge throughout the week early morning and evenings on specific dates. If you’re a member of our professional categories and want to talk about anything related to your career email careers@rsc.org. We’re here to help.

Joliot-Curie Webinar Series 2018
Calling all post-docs looking for an independent career in academic research – join our free interactive webinars this December and hear from our panels of experts. The webinars will help you to:
  • Find out more about academic research careers and the different ways to access them
  • Get information and support on issues affecting your career progression in academic research
  • Ask our experts live online for hints, tips and practical guidance on a range of essential topics for aspiring academics.
Programme
Wednesday 5 December       12:30 – 13:15    Multiple pathways to success
Thursday 6 December
           12:30 – 13:15    How to stand out – make the grade                
Wednesday 12 December     12:30 – 13:15    Funding your research
Thursday 13 December         08:30 – 09:15    Women in academic leadership 

All webinars will include an interactive question and answer session.

Full details of panel speakers and information about how to register is here:
http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/33414/the-joliot-curie-programme-webinar-series-2018
 
Pilot Retirement in Sight Workshop
After the success of the wellbeing workshops, the Chemists’ Community Fund will be piloting retirement planning workshops over the next few months. Aimed at members 5–10 years before retirement, these workshops are designed to assist with how to balance life now and the life they are hoping to live in retirement. The next pilot event will be held at Burlington House on 31st January 2019 from 9am–1pm, if any local sections would be interested in hosting an event later in the year then please contact Lara at ccfund@rsc.org.

 
We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.

Kind regards,

The Networks Team
Fiona, Aurora & Becky

 
Posted by Aurora Walshe on Oct 29, 2018 4:27 PM GMT
Dear all,

Welcome to the October edition of the networks newsletter.
 

Networks Team – Changes

As you may be aware, Nic Bygrave will be going on maternity leave in October. We are delighted to announce that Becky Winsbury will be joining the team on 1 October to cover Nic’s absence. Becky is currently finishing her PhD at the John Innes Centre with Rob Field.
 

Upcoming Administration Deadlines

2 October          Deadline for the International Exchange Awards
9 October          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 18th October to additional networks
11 October        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 18th October
22 October        Deadline for Researcher Mobility Grant applications
23 October        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 1st November to additional networks
25 October        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 1st November
6 November      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th November to additional networks
8 November      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th November
 

Upcoming Events

1 October          Nominations for our 2019 Prizes and Awards open
5 October          Planning for Retirement webinar
15 October        Chemistry Means Business
18 October        Mentor training session (academics only)
30–31 Oct         Member Networks Conference
1 November      International Local Sections – additional Member Networks Conference meeting
6 November      Women’s retention and progression report launch
6–8 Nov            Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress, Nairobi, Kenya
19–25 Nov        Chemistry Week: ‘Community Outreach – Chemistry for Everyone’

 
Communications from across the RSC

Funding available: International Exchange Awards – in partnership with the Royal Society
Up to £12,000 is available over 2 years to fund research and travel costs to support collaborations between UK scientists and those in sub-Saharan Africa.


Deadline for applications is 3pm Tuesday 2nd October; for more information see https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/international-exchanges/.
 

Funding available: Researcher Mobility Grants
Submit your applications to the Researcher Mobility Grant by 22 October for your chance to be awarded up to £5000. We support PhD students and early career researchers seeking to develop their research and careers through collaborative projects.

See http://rsc.li/researcher-mobility for more details and to apply.
 

Wellbeing Workshops
Throughout 2018 our Chemists’ Community Fund have been supporting Local Sections with a series of Wellbeing and Resilience workshops. The events have been very well received, with 98% of delegates recommending the workshop to a friend or colleague and comments have included: “It was a highly informative and very interactive session. Trevor’s knowledge of the subject was beyond question but his way of getting over a particular point was sensitive. I would definitely recommend this to my colleagues.”

If your committee would be interested in hosting a workshop in 2019 or you would like further information then please contact Lara at ccfund@rsc.org.
 

Speak with a qualified Careers Specialist
Appointments are still available for booking for our autumn hubs around the UK. During October and November, the team will be visiting Manchester, Newcastle, Coventry and Bristol. Appointments are available at our London office fortnightly (book online) and on request by phone, video conference or in Cambridge throughout the week early morning and evenings on specific dates.

If you’re a member of our professional categories and thinking about making a big or little change, want to take stock of where you are or anything career-related email careers@rsc.org. We’re here to help.
 

Nominate now for 2019 prizes and awards
Nominations are now open for our 2019 prizes and awards, in which we celebrate the outstanding work being carried out in every corner of our diverse community. We proactively support and celebrate diversity in the chemical sciences and we encourage nominations of people from underrepresented groups. Our winners are selected based on excellence and any member can make a nomination. This is your opportunity to ensure that our prizes and awards reflect the breadth of achievement across the chemical sciences.

We have made changes to the eligibility criteria for our early- and mid-career stage awards this year. To find out more, and to make your nominations before 15 January 2019, visit rsc.li/awards2019.
 

Planning for Retirement webinar
5 October 2018, 12:30–14:00

Planning on retiring within the next 5 years, or simply considering your options and wanting to plan ahead? On 5 October at 12:30 hear from retirement advisors Later Life who provide advice on the many aspects of retirement. Please note the webinar will not provide specific financial advice, but will highlight aspects that you need to consider.

Sign up online.
 

Chemistry Means Business 2018
Monday 15 October 2018, 08:30–23:00

Chemistry Means Business is our annual flagship event for industry, connecting start-ups, small and medium enterprises, multinational organisations, and academic entrepreneurs from across the UK and Europe. This year’s one-day programme is rich in opportunities to find, make and cultivate business relationships that will open new avenues for development and shape your future direction.

The registration deadline is Monday 8 October. More information can be found on the event website.
 

Mentor Training (academics only)
For all members in academia interested in mentoring the Career Management Team are running an additional Mentor training session on 18 October in London.

We are often asked by mentees for an academic mentor to help guide them in the early stages of their career, but currently only have a handful of mentors available to us that meet this criteria. If you are interested then please register online or pass this information onto a colleague who you think might be interested.
 

Report launch: Women’s retention and progression in the chemical sciences
Monday 6 November 2018, 17:00–21:00

This new research is the next step of our commitment to accelerating the pace of change on gender. We explore the barriers leading to attrition and lack of progression that result in gender imbalance at the highest levels of academia in UK chemical sciences and make recommendations for action.

The registration deadline is Monday 29 October. More information can be found on the event website.
 

Managing resources through chemistry: Wealth not waste 
Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress 6–8 November 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

Topics include green chemistry, biomaterials, natural products, waste reduction and processing and a session looking at the issue of plastic waste. Registration is free, all are welcome to attend from around the globe.

Registration will open in early October – this event always fills up, so register soon so you don’t miss out: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/31785/pan-africa-chemistry-network-congress-2018-managing-resources-through-chemistry-wealth-not-waste.
 

Chemistry Week ‘Community Outreach – Chemistry for Everyone’
19–25 November 2018


If your group is doing something to celebrate Chemistry Week we want to hear about it. Tell us your story or tweet us @RoySocChem using #Time4Chem.

To find out more about Chemistry Week go to http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/outreach/everyone/.
 

Joliot-Curie Webinar Series 2018
For all post-docs looking for an independent career in academic research – join our free interactive webinars this December and hear from our panels of experts. The webinars will help you to:
  • Find out more about academic research careers and the different ways to access them
  • Get information and support on issues affecting your career progression in academic research
  • Ask our experts live online for hints, tips and practical guidance on a range of essential topics for aspiring academics
All webinars will include an interactive question and answer session.
 

Full details of the programme, panel speakers and information about how to register can be found here: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/33414/the-joliot-curie-programme-webinar-series-2018.
 

 

We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.

Kind regards,

The Networks Team
Fiona, Nic & Aurora



 
Posted by Aurora Walshe on Sep 28, 2018 11:11 AM BST
Dear all,
Welcome to the August edition of the networks newsletter.
Networks Team - Changes
As you may be aware, Stéphanie Comte left the RSC at the end of June. We are delighted to announce that this vacancy will be filled by Aurora Walshe. Aurora currently works in our Publishing directorate and will be joining the team on 17th September.
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
7 August           Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th August to additional networks
9 August           Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th August
13 August         Deadline for nominations for representatives to attend the Member Networks Conference
21 August         Deadline for E-alerts going out on 30th August to additional networks
23 August         Deadline for E-alerts going out on 30th August
28 August         Deadline for E-alerts going out on 6th September to additional networks
30 August         Deadline for E-alerts going out on 6th September
11 September   Deadline for E-alerts going out on 20th September to additional networks
13 September   Deadline for E-alerts going out on 20th September

Upcoming Events
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool
30 – 31 Oct       Member Networks Conference
1 November      International Local Sections – additional Member Networks Conference meeting

Communications from across the RSC
ACS Congress – Reception for RSC Members
Monday 20th August – evening
We will be holding an invitation only reception at the ACS Fall Congress for all of our members who are attending the congress.

If you would like to attend the reception, please email WhiteH@rsc.org for an invitation.

EuCheMS – Reception for RSC Volunteers
Tuesday 29th August, 7 to 9pm
Around The World <http://atwbar.com/liverpool/>

We will be holding an invitation only reception at the EuCheMS for our volunteers who are attending the congress.

If you would like to attend the reception, please email Events@rsc.org for an invitation.

Recent Appointees in Physical Chemistry (RAPC) 2018
20-22 August 2018, University of Birmingham, UK.
Registration closes on 06th August 2018

RAPC provides an important forum bringing together early-career researchers and academics appointed in the last 5-years. Established colleagues will share their experiences on becoming a research leader covering topics such as the funding landscape, innovation in teaching, public engagement, publishing and commercialisation will also be covered. Dr Steven Lee (University of Cambridge) will present his Marlow Award winning work on single molecule fluorescence microscopy. Conference delegates are invited to present an overview of their research via oral and poster presentations. The social programme comprises of conference dinner and numerous networking opportunities.

Registration is £100 and will cover registration, accommodation, the conference dinner and meals throughout the conference.
Don’t miss this chance to build your network and to present your research. Please submit your abstract by 31st July via following here.

For any queries, please contact Dr Ruchi Gupta.

Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed (MICRA) and Recent Appointees in Materials Science (RAMS) – Cardiff, 10-12 September 2018
Registration and abstract submission are now open for MICRA and RAMS. These conferences provide an opportunity for recently appointed faculty in inorganic chemistry and materials science to share their research and to aid their development into successful, independent researchers through networking and exchange of experiences. In 2018, both meetings are taking place in Cardiff in early September, with joint talks and shared networking opportunities
Please visit the conference website for more information.
Please feel free to encourage other members of your committee to read the newsletter online.
We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.
Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona & Nic



 
Posted by Fiona McMillan on Aug 28, 2018 2:53 PM BST
Dear all,
Welcome to the July edition of the networks newsletter.

Upcoming Administration Deadlines
10 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th July to additional networks
12 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th July
30 July             Deadline for Local Section inserts included in the September issue of Chemistry World
24 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 2nd August to additional networks
26 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 2nd August
7 August           Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th August to additional networks
9 August           Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th August

Upcoming Events
11 July               Royal Society of Chemistry AGM, Burlington House, London
18 July               RSC Summer Party, Royal Academy of Arts, London
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool

Communications from across the RSC

More opportunities for additional funding

The Member Networks Committee have recently requested that:
  • We increase the opportunities for our Interest Groups to apply for top up funding from twice a year to quarterly.
  • We create a top up fund for our Local Sections in the UK and Ireland which will run in parallel to the Interest Group fund.

These changes have now been implemented and application will now be accepted using the forms available online quarterly. The deadlines for applications will be 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October. Applications will be reviewed by a sub-group of Member Networks Committee.
 
The criteria for applications for both networks are outlined on relevant application form. If you have any questions about the application or reviewing process please feel free to contact us.

NG: We are currently working to improve the funding review process for our Local Sections outwith the UK and Ireland which is why this additional funding opportunity is not currently open to all of our Local Sections.


Join us in celebrating LGBTSTEM Day on Thursday 5 July
Thursday 5 July will be the first International Day of LGBTQ people in STEM, organised by Pride in STEM, House of STEM, InterEngineering and Out in STEM. Studies have shown that LGBT people continue to struggle to be out and open in science and are also less likely to be retained in science than their heterosexual peers.
LGBTSTEM Day is an opportunity to improve the visibility and representation of LGBT people in STEM, help them access and share resources, and build a stronger LGBT community. We’re supporting the day with lots of social media activity and articles, so keep an eye on our news pages and join the conversation on Twitter with #LGBTSTEMDay.
You can share your story with us by emailing pressoffice@rsc.org. Please do encourage your network members to get involved. Pride in STEM have put together a handy toolkit for the day to give you some inspiration.  
You can also join our network for LGBT physical scientists, co-run with the Institute of Physics and Royal Astronomical Society.

Our vision for a Future EU-UK Science Agreement
Read an opinion piece (http://www.rsc.org/news-events/opinions/2018/jun/jh-brexit-opinion/)  from our President, Sir John Holman on what the Royal Society of Chemistry believes a future EU-UK science agreement should look like and how we are working with others to make sure that policy makers hear our community’s voice.


Interested in a career in science communication, or in becoming a CChem mentor?
Our next ChemCareers webinar will cover what is involved in becoming a CChem mentor. The webinar will take place on 17 September. Find our more and sign up for this webinar.
On 25 July, we will be finding out more about careers in science communication - an increasingly popular career interest, but how do you get into it? Join us for this webinar and hear from people in the field who will share their experiences and offer advice on progressing in this exciting career.

Career conundrum? Based in/near London and looking to speak to a Career Specialist?
Our qualified careers specialists are available twice a month at our offices in Piccadilly, London about anything career-related. If you are thinking about making a career change, or just want to take stock of where your career is then you can speak with one of the team. Appointments are available for Associate, Member or Fellows. Find out more and book online . You can also speak to the team via Skype, on the phone or at our offices in Cambridge by emailing careers@rsc.org to book an appointment.

ECS2018 5th RSC Early Career Symposium 30–31 August 2018 Liverpool, UK
Standard registration deadline – 16 July 2018

Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Early Career Network, this symposium aims to bring together early-career chemists from all sectors, in order to connect with emerging leaders and the latest advances in the chemical sciences. There will be three parallel sessions, covering Organic and Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, as well as a session focused on outreach and impact. Sessions will include invited speakers representing emerging talent from industry and academia. Abstracts for poster presentations are welcome from academic and industrial chemists taking the first steps in their careers. EuCheMS attendees can get a discount on registration and there are travel grants available. Join us in Liverpool, in August 2018. Secure your place by registering online now: rsc.li/ecs2018

Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed (MICRA) and Recent Appointees in Materials Science (RAMS) – Cardiff, 10-12 September 2018
Registration and abstract submission are now open for MICRA and RAMS. These conferences provide an opportunity for recently appointed faculty in inorganic chemistry and materials science to share their research and to aid their development into successful, independent researchers through networking and exchange of experiences.. In 2018, both meetings are taking place in Cardiff in early September, with joint talks and shared networking opportunities
Please visit the conference websites for more information:
Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed (MICRA) – 10-12 September 2018 http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/28711/micra2018
Recent Appointees in Materials Science (RAMS) – 10-11 September 2018 http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30938/rams-2018-recent-appointees-in-materials-science

This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online. Please feel free to encourage other members of your committee to read the newsletter online.
We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.
Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona & Nic



 
Posted by Fiona McMillan on Jul 12, 2018 12:13 PM BST
Dear all,

The first week of June every year is Volunteers Week run by NCVO, which is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. We want to take the opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to you, some of our most engaged members, who give up your time and without which we would not be able to provide these networks to our members.

Upcoming Administration Deadlines
11 June            Deadline registrations for New Officers’ Briefing Day
12 June            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 21st June to additional networks
14 June            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 21st June
26 June            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th July to additional networks
28 June            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th July
10 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th July to additional networks
12 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th July


Upcoming Events
18 June              New Officers’ Briefing Day, Burlington House, London
11 July               Royal Society of Chemistry AGM, Burlington House, London
18 July               RSC Summer Party, Royal Academy of Arts, London
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool

Communications from across the RSC
 
GDPR
As most people are now aware the General Data Protection Regulation was introduced on 25 May 2018.
Links to the updated handbook, rules and GDPR guidelines and resources were sent to all Chairs, Secretaries and Treasurers of all of our member networks along with our International Representatives, Early Career Representative and Academic Representatives on Friday 18 May 2018. If you have any queries about GDPR relating to the work of our member networks please refer to the guidelines and if necessary email Networks@rsc.org.


Recognising our volunteers
We have been highlighting the 2018 winners of our Awards for Service and Inspirational Member and Committee Awards both on our website and through our normal social media channels. This year saw an increase in the number of excellent nominations received for these awards which is a testament to the wonderful work of our members.
Full information about the award winners is available in the news section of our website.


Volunteers Week 1-7 June
We would like to encourage you to take this opportunity to thank those around you and acknowledge the time that they give. This could be other members of your committee or you know someone that is involved with outreach events for example. If you use Twitter then please do thank them using #Time4Chem and link to us @RoySocChem, or just say thank you personally to those individuals.
Do you know anyone that is interested in volunteering with us? If you do please direct them to our new volunteering pages.


New members campaign
As part of the new 1st year membership pathway, introduced in March, all new members are sent a communication at 4 weeks of membership that highlights the Interest Groups and encourages new members to subscribe.  This communication is tailored by membership category so is clear as to the number of groups each recipient is able to subscribe.  This has been sent out twice so far and we have seen a good response from new members wanting to taking up groups.
In addition to the new members campaign, we are due to run a campaign to existing members in July.  This will be targeted by category and encourage those who have not subscribed to the number of groups they are able to.  We will expect this to create a good uptake in subscribers to the Interest Groups and raise the awareness of the groups among our members.

ARE YOU HOPING TO COMMERCIALISE YOUR IDEAS?
UK & European small companies & universities, developing chemistry-driven technology working in health, energy, environment, food & drink and materials & enabling technologies

The RSC Emerging Technologies Competition is open for applications.

Since 2013, the Competition has turned 36 promising ideas into…
  • Collaborations with multinationals
  • License deals
  • £31 million in follow-on equity investment and grant funding
Apply from 2 May until 2 July

rsc.li/EmTech18
#RSCEmergingTech



Outreach Fund – Small Grants
Our Outreach Fund is currently open to applications for small grants (up to £2,000) to support schools and public engagement projects. If you have a new idea or have been developing a project that centres around enriching students’ chemistry education,  increasing public confidence to communicate chemistry or supporting members to get involved in outreach then please do get in touch or make an application for funding. For more information and to make an applications please use the following link to the Outreach pages on our website (http://www.rsc.org/awards-funding/funding/outreach-fund/)


ECS2018 5th RSC Early Career Symposium 30–31 August 2018 Liverpool, UK
Standard registration deadline – 16 July 2018
Poster abstract deadline – 18 June 2018

Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Early Career Network, this symposium aims to bring together early-career chemists from all sectors, in order to connect with emerging leaders and the latest advances in the chemical sciences. There will be three parallel sessions, covering Organic and Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, as well as a session focused on outreach and impact. Sessions will include invited speakers representing emerging talent from industry and academia. Abstracts for poster presentations are welcome from academic and industrial chemists taking the first steps in their careers. EuCheMS attendees can get a discount on registration and there are travel grants available. Join us in Liverpool, in August 2018. Secure your place by registering online now: rsc.li/ecs2018 

Looking to speak to a Career Specialist?
Appointments are available via Skype, phone or in person around the UK (selected dates), in London and Cambridge. They can help you with updating your CV, job search strategies or if you are at a crossroads and need some guidance from a qualified specialist. Appointments are available to our Associates, Members and Fellows. Search for appointments (http://www.rsc.org/events) or email us at careers@rsc.org to help with your career management.

This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online . Please feel free to encourage other members of your committee to read the newsletter online.
We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.

Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona, Nic & Stephanie


 
Posted by Stephanie Comte on Jun 1, 2018 10:38 AM BST
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
6 March     Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th March to additional networks
8 March     Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th March
19 March   Deadline Nominations for Inspirational Member and Inspirational Committee Awards
27 March   Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th April to additional networks
29 March   Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th April
03 April      Interest Group Top up fund application deadline
10 April      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April to additional networks
12 April      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April

Upcoming Events
08 March    North East Regional Meeting, Leeds
14 March    Eastern Regional Meeting, Norwich
15 March    South West Regional Meeting, Exeter
19 March    Midlands Regional Meeting, Birmingham
20 March    South East Regional Meeting, Oxford
28 March    Scotland Regional Meeting, Edinburgh
 01 May      Member Networks Committee meeting, Burlington House, London
18 June      New Officers’ Briefing Day, Burlington House, London
26-30 August    7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August    RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool


Communications from across the RSC
We have mentors available
Being mentored has helped our members to:
  • achieve greater clarity around their career goals and how to achieve them
  • learn more about themselves
  • gain greater self-confidence and self-belief
  • pursue personal and professional development and practical learning
  • improve relationships with their colleagues and their performance in their current role.
One member described how having a mentor has given him the opportunity to think about his career: It’s always useful to think about my goals and setting myself objectives. 'Everyday life' often prevents me from doing this and so this has given me an opportunity to do so.’

If you are in one of our professional categories of membership (AMRSC, MRSC or FRSC) or you hold a professional registration (RSci or RSciTech) then you are eligible to become a Mentee.  All our mentors are Members or Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

If you’d like more information about accessing a mentor please email careers@rsc.org 
 
New Guidance Launched For CCF Applications
Previous feedback has revealed that Members can be apprehensive in speaking with the Chemists’ Community Fund. In order to move some way in overcoming this hurdle the Fund team have spoken with a previous beneficiary to discuss what others can expect when liaising and applying to the Fund. The case study, which is available under the heading ‘What can you expect if you apply to the CCF?’ on this page - http://www.rsc.org/membership-and-community/chemists-community-fund/#undefined, could be used as a signpost for Members who may be interested in the CCF. 
Chartered Manager
Interested in finding out more about becoming a Chartered Manager through the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chartered Management Institute? We recently hosted a webinar with the CMI to provide an overview of the route to becoming Chartered Manager, how to apply, the benefits, process and the costs. This webinar is available to watch again on our YouTube channel. If you are interested in finding out more please contact careers@rsc.org. 
 
ECS2018 5th RSC Early Career Symposium 
30–31 August 2018
Liverpool, UK

Standard registration deadline – 16 July 2018
Oral abstract deadline – 9 April 2018
Poster abstract deadline – 18 June 2018.

Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Early Career Network, this symposium aims to bring together early-career chemists from all sectors, in order to connect with emerging leaders and the latest advances in the chemical sciences.

There will be three parallel sessions, covering Organic and Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, as well as a session focused on outreach and impact. Sessions will include invited speakers representing emerging talent from industry and academia.

Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are welcome from academic and industrial chemists taking the first steps in their careers. EuCheMS attendees can get a discount on registration.

rsc.li/ecs2018 (http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30662/ecs2018-5th-rsc-early-career-symposium-liverpool)                                                                                                                                                       
@RSC_ECS


This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online (http://my.rsc.org/blogs/81/1839). Please feel free to encourage other members of your committee to read the newsletter online.

We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.

Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona, Nic & Stephanie
Posted by Stephanie Comte on May 25, 2018 2:41 PM BST
Please note that the March and April 2018 editions of the Networks Newsletter are now available on MyRSC.
 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
8 May               Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17th May to additional networks
10 May             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17th May
21 May             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 31st May to additional networks
24 May             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 31st May
 
Upcoming Events
1 May                 Member Networks Committee meeting, Burlington House, London
18 June              New Officers’ Briefing Day, Burlington House, London
11 July               Royal Society of Chemistry AGM, Burlington House, London
18 July               RSC Summer Party, Royal Academy of Arts, London
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool
 
Communications from across the RSC
GDPR – Toolkit for Member Networks - UPDATE
I just wanted to update you all on the progress of the anticipated resources to support our networks in complying with the new General Data Protection Regulation.

I would like to reassure you that the resources are being produced and will be made available soon. As you may know the ICO can make amendments to the regulation at any time until 25 May 2018. An email will be sent to the Chairs, Secretaries and Treasurers in the next month with a link to the completed resources.

As noted by the Information Commissioner the data storage requirements of the new regulation are not a drastic change to the requirements of the current Data Protection Act and as such we advise that you continue to maintain your data as you always have done in compliance with our rules.

If you have any questions please email networks@rsc.org.
 
Please remember that you can contact the Networks Team at any time for support or guidance at any time.
 
Chemistry Week
19 - 25 November 2018
The theme for 2018 is ‘Community Outreach – Chemistry for Everyone’ (http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/outreach/everyone/) and we want to support you with activities and events that inspire the next generation, reach under-represented audiences and celebrate the diversity within our own community. Grants of up to £750 are now available and all applications will be considered whether you need £50 to purchase consumables or £500 for venue hire and catering. Apply using the following link Chemistry Week grants (http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Y465T/) or contact outreach@rsc.org for further information.
 
The deadlines to apply for funding to support your planned activities are 14 May 2018 and 10 September 2018.
 
Outreach Fund – Small and Large Grants
14 May 2018
Our Outreach Fund is currently open to applications for small grants (up to £2,000) and large grants (£2,000 to £10,000) to support schools and public engagement projects. If you have a new idea or have been developing a project that centres around enriching students’ chemistry education,  increasing public confidence to communicate chemistry or supporting members to get involved in outreach then please do get in touch or make an application for funding. For more information and to make an applications please use the following link to the Outreach pages on our website (http://www.rsc.org/awards-funding/funding/outreach-fund/)

ECS2018 5th RSC Early Career Symposium 30–31 August 2018 Liverpool, UK
Standard registration deadline – 16 July 2018
Poster abstract deadline – 18 June 2018
Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Early Career Network, this symposium aims to bring together early-career chemists from all sectors, in order to connect with emerging leaders and the latest advances in the chemical sciences. There will be three parallel sessions, covering Organic and Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, as well as a session focused on outreach and impact. Sessions will include invited speakers representing emerging talent from industry and academia. Abstracts for poster presentations are welcome from academic and industrial chemists taking the first steps in their careers. EuCheMS attendees can get a discount on registration and there are travel grants available. Join us in Liverpool, in August 2018. Secure your place by registering online now: rsc.li/ecs2018 

Looking to speak to a Career Specialist?
Appointments are available via Skype, phone or in person around the UK (selected dates), in London and Cambridge. They can help you with updating your CV, job search strategies or if you are at a crossroads and need some guidance from a qualified specialist. Appointments are available to our Associates, Members and Fellows. Search for appointments (http://www.rsc.org/events) or email us at careers@rsc.org to help with your career management.

This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online (http://my.rsc.org/blogs/81/1839). Please feel free to encourage other members of your committee to read the newsletter online.

We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.

Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona, Nic & Stephanie



 
Posted by Fiona McMillan on May 1, 2018 10:10 AM BST
Dear all,
Welcome to the April edition of the networks newsletter. It was great to meet so many of you at the Regional Meetings and hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.
 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
3 April               Interest Group Top up fund application deadline
10 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April to additional networks
12 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April
24 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 3rd May to additional networks
26 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 3rd May
8 May               Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17th May to additional networks
10 May             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17th May
 
Upcoming Events
1 May                 Member Networks Committee meeting, Burlington House, London
18 June              New Officers’ Briefing Day, Burlington House, London
11 July               Royal Society of Chemistry AGM, Burlington House, London
18 July               RSC Summer Party, Royal Academy of Arts, London
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool
 
 
Communications from across the RSC
GDPR – Toolkit for Member Networks
As you are all probably aware the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force on 25 May 2018. The rules, in general, are very similar to the current Data Protection Act but there will be a much higher penalty, both for the organisation and individuals, involved in a breach of data protection.
We will be providing all of our member networks with a toolkit to support your compliance with the new regulation – we hope to have this sent to all committee members in April. We would like to emphasise that the reason this is coming to you so close to the compliance deadline is that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has still not finalised some details of the regulation so we are waiting for some vital pieces of information to ensure that you are sent the correct details.
Please delete any old data lists, delegate lists, contact details from your computers which you may have saved from past RSC business.
We will, of course, do our best to offer you all of the support you need to remain compliant but we do need your cooperation in adhering to the new law.
If you have any questions please email networks@rsc.org.
 
Rules for Member Networks – Update
Please note that in February the Membership and Qualifications Board approved an update to the rules for member networks to include the following:
3.5: All members must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR).
The rules are updated online here.
 
Expenses Forms
Please be aware that our Finance Team can no longer process expenses submitted on hard copy forms or the old electronic forms. Please use the form available online here (http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/FormsDocuments.asp) for all expenses in the future.
 
Communicating with Member Networks Committee
As you know the Member Networks Committee (MNC) is responsible for overseeing the activities and support of all of our member networks. We hope that you receive the support you need from the Networks Team to fulfil your roles as volunteers but we would like to remind you that you should also feel able to submit any discussion points or issues to your relevant Regional Steering Group (RSG) through the appropriate representative. Often issues or questions can be answered by other volunteers or staff as part of the RSG meeting but if this is not possible then it will be escalated to MNC by the RSG Chair.
  • Local Sections – this is your main route to raise concerns regarding the governance of your network
  • Interest Groups – if your issue is not appropriate to raise through an RSG then you can raise it with one of our two Interest Group Representatives on MNC (Helen Ryder (Formulation Science and Technology Group) and Rachel Evans – Photochemistry Group) who can be reached by emailing networks@rsc.org.
  • AD and ED Regions – although you have direct reporting lines to your Divisions please feel free to also use this route for communication, we will always share any concerns with the relevant Division Council.
 
Please remember that you can contact the Networks Team at any time for support or guidance at any time.
 
 
Chemistry Week
19 - 25 November 2018
The theme for 2018 is ‘Community Outreach – Chemistry for Everyone’ (http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/outreach/everyone/) and we want to support you with activities and events that inspire the next generation, reach under-represented audiences and celebrate the diversity within our own community. Grants of up to £750 are now available and all applications will be considered whether you need £50 to purchase consumables or £500 for venue hire and catering. Apply using the following link Chemistry Week grants (http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Y465T/) or contact outreach@rsc.org for further information.
 
The deadlines to apply for funding to support your planned activities are 14 May 2018 and 10 September 2018.
 
Outreach Fund – Small and Large Grants
14 May 2018
Our Outreach Fund is currently open to applications for small grants (up to £2,000) and large grants (£2,000 to £10,000) to support schools and public engagement projects. If you have a new idea or have been developing a project that centres around enriching students’ chemistry education,  increasing public confidence to communicate chemistry or supporting members to get involved in outreach then please do get in touch or make an application for funding. For more information and to make an applications please use the following link to the Outreach pages on our website (http://www.rsc.org/awards-funding/funding/outreach-fund/)
 
Most recent publication on Brexit
Read an opinion piece by our Director for Science & Communities, Dr Jo Reynolds (link to come on Thursday)  to mark one year since article 50 was triggered –summarising the RSC’s policy asks on Brexit and also giving details on what we are doing.
Find out more (http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/campaigning/science-and-the-uks-exit-from-the-eu/) on how we are working to understand the possible effects on our community and to inform and influence the science and innovation element of the exit negotiations.
 
 
 
This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online (http://my.rsc.org/blogs/81/1839). Please feel free to encourage other members of your committee to read the newsletter online.
We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.
Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona, Nic & Stephanie



 
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