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 - August 2021

Dear colleague,

Welcome to the August Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member network committee members and representatives up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives.

This month’s Newsletter contains:
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
  • Networks Team drop-in sessions in August
  • Communications from across the RSC
Upcoming Deadlines
02 August
02 August
10 August
12 August
24 August
26 August
06 September
07 September
09 September
13 September
August deadline for Outreach Fund small and large grants
Close of I&D Fund call to improve accessibility and disabled inclusion
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19 August to additional networks
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19 August
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 2 September to additional networks
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 2 September

Application deadline for the Outreach Fund small and large grants
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16 September to additional networks
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16 September

Deadline for Inclusion & Diversity Fund applications
Upcoming Events
05 August
17 August
19 August
19 August
25 August
02 September
08-09 September
16 September
Member e-alerts
Member networks drop in session (1 of 2), 10am UK time
Member networks drop in session (2 of 2), 2pm UK time
Member e-alerts
Retirement in Sight Workshop with the CCF, 5pm UK time
Member e-alerts
Joliot-Curie Conference 2021
Member e-alerts
Networks Team drop-in sessions in August

We will be hosting two informal sessions for member network committee members in August. Please come along to say hello, ask questions, and share experiences. We will not be recording the sessions but will use the discussions to create and develop resources.

Please register for one of the sessions using the links below. You can include your questions and comments on the form or to

Register for drop in 1: Tuesday 17 August at 10am UK time

Register for drop in 2: Thursday 19 August at 2pm UK time

Communications from across the RSC

Here are updates about events and activities from our Outreach, Careers, Events, International, and Research & Innovation teams, as well as the Chemists’ Community Fund and RSC Publishing.

Sustainability speakers
As part of our Chemistry, Sustainability & Circular Economny (CSCE) campaign, the Member Engagement Team has begun to curate a list of individuals who would be suitable and willing to be approached to deliver lectures, demonstrations and/or careers talks on a sustainability related theme to a range of audiences, including schools, the public and academia. We hope that this list will help to support our member networks with CSCE related activity.

Contact the Member Engagement Team to access the speaker list

Interested in applying for the Inclusion & Diversity Fund?
Do you have a great idea for a project that will help make the chemical sciences community more inclusive and diverse? If so, you could apply for our Inclusion & Diversity Fund, which provides financial support typically up to the value of £5,000.

There are two rounds of applications each year and the current round closes on 13 September 2021, applicants will be notified of the funding decision by 29 October 2021. The fund is open to everyone so please spread the word!

Learn more and apply on our website by 13 September

Outreach Fund – update to deadlines
We’re pleased to announce that there have recently been some more deadlines introduced for the RSC Outreach Fund large grants of up to £10,000. The scheme is now running on a rolling monthly application system for both small and large grants. More information about this can be found on our webpage

We are particularly interested in seeing projects that reach and directly enable the support of individuals from under-represented audiences and focus on the positive impact on those individuals (including but not limited to youth groups, support groups for young carers or disabled people, children in SEND schools, schools and communities in deprived areas and/or high proportion of BAME students).

Applications are open to people, organisations and communities with ideas and innovative way to bring chemistry-based science engagement into schools, the public and community groups as well as to develop science communication skills of chemists.

Please do share this with friends, peers, colleagues, your local community groups who you think might be interested in applying.

Questions? Get in touch with the Member Engagement Team

New RSC Career Toolkit!
We have launched a new online Career Toolkit – now available in the membership area.

This toolkit offers a range of interactive tools designed to help you plan your career with confidence. You can assess your personal career preferences, build and review your CV, and even get help preparing for interviews. Whether you’ve already got a career plan in mind, or you’re just working out your first step, your toolkit has the support you need.

Register using your RSC membership details

Announcing Environmental Science: Advances
A new gold open access home for all environmental science work addressing global challenges, ES: Advances is opening for submissions mid-August.

The RSC’s existing environmental science journals all have chemistry at their core. Environmental Science: Advances will span not only chemistry, but research from any discipline that advances our understanding of the environment or addresses environmental concerns. In line with the truly inclusive nature of the journal, authors will be offered the option of double-anonymised peer review.

Learn more and sign up for news and announcements

Celebrating ten years of RSC Advances
In 2011 the Royal Society of Chemistry published the first issue of RSC Advances, so this year marks our 10th anniversary! Since 2011 we’ve published over 62 000 articles across the breadth of the chemical sciences.

We’ve got a lot of activities planned to celebrate our 10th year, starting with an Editorial sharing some of the history of our journal, and how we got to where we are today.

Read the 10th anniversary Editorial

2nd Commonwealth Chemistry Posters event (30 Sept – 1 Oct)
This free online event aims to celebrate and elevate the role and practice of the chemical sciences across the Commonwealth – and you can be part of it.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the pressing concerns that unite us – the Commonwealth chemistry community – to find solutions. Join us at this virtual poster event to engage with top chemists, find potential collaborations and network with your peers.

Register online now

Thank you for reading!

The Networks Newsletter goes out on the first of each month as a tailored communication to all of our volunteers. All of the updates are published here each month, if you see any content here that is relevant to you but you didn’t receive, please let us know!

Send us your feedback

Kind regards,

The Networks Team
Fiona, Aurora and Debbie

Posted by Aurora Walshe on Aug 2, 2021 1:00 PM Europe/London

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