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.

Committee members and representatives are encouraged to disseminate this information, as appropriate, to colleagues and other members. E-alert request forms can be downloaded from the Useful Forms and Documents page. Up to date lists of members can be obtained by emailing the Networks Team.

Networks Newsletter July 2018

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 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 (  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 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:

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
Recent Appointees in Materials Science (RAMS) – 10-11 September 2018

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
Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona & Nic

Posted by Fiona McMillan on Jul 12, 2018 12:13 PM Europe/London

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