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December Networks Newsletter

  • RSC Prizes and Awards
  • RSC Corporate Partners
  • Christmas Books
  • 2012 Regional Meetings Dates
  • Deadlines for Annual Reports and Accounts for Local Sections and Interest Groups
  • Deadline for March Chemistry World Inserts
  • RSC Events Deadlines
Dear Member,
Welcome to the December edition of the Networks Newsletter. Staff at the RSC would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year and we look forward to continuing working with you in 2012.
RSC Prizes and Awards
Nominations closing on 15 January 2012
Don’t forget to nominate an individual, team or organisation for an RSC prize or award

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to advancing the chemical sciences? Our Prizes and Awards recognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences. 

There are over 60 Prizes and Awards available covering all areas of the chemical sciences so whether you work in business, industry, research or education recognition is open to everyone. In recognition of their achievement award winners receive up to £5000 prize money.

Nomination categories include:

Analytical Chemistry   
Environment, Sustainability & Energy   
Industry & Technology
Inorganic Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry

Showcase inspiring science and gain the recognition deserved - Nominate now
Visit our website for further details and to make a nomination.

Nominations close 15 January 2012
RSC Corporate Partners
The successful RSC Partnership Programme has now been developed into the RSC Corporate Partner Programme.  This programme is open to organisations of any type across the world whether academic, educational, industrial, commercial or not-for -profit and offers a  clear and public association with the RSC together with a range of benefits such as discounts on membership, reduced rates on advertising, special rates on use of the chemistry centre in London and discounts on journals.  If the organisation you work for is already spending in excess of £3000 on journal subscriptions, membership, advertising etc it will be worth looking at the advantages of the RSC Corporate Partner Programme and the benefits of a very public association with the RSC.
For details see
Christmas Books
The RSC publishes a wide selection of general science books of interest to scientist enthusiasts at Christmas! Just published, Chemistry in the Kitchen Garden (£24.99) is aimed at readers with a chemical background who wish to know more about the natural products that are present in home-grown fruit and vegetables. Early Railway Chemistry and its Legacy (£29.99), Case of the Poisonous Socks (£19.99) and Science of Chocolate (£24.95) all make ideal stocking fillers. Visit for more information on these titles and many more.
Local Sections and Interest Groups
2012 Regional Meetings
The dates for this year’s Regional Meetings have been announced, more information on the Regional meetings can be found in the December edition of RSC News.
12 January South East
19 January Eastern
2 February North East
16 February Midlands
23 February North West
28 February Scotland
1 March Ireland
13 March Wales
15 March South West

Deadline for Annual Reports and Accounts - 14th February 2012
Local Sections and Interest Groups are required to submit audited accounts by 14th February at the latest. Funds for 2012 will not be released to a Local Section or Interest Group until their 2011 accounts have been received.
2011 Annual Reports
The template for the 2011 annual reports, to be completed by all RSC member groups, has been sent to all RSC Local Section and Interest Group Secretaries. The purpose of these reports is to ensure that RSC staff are up to date with all member activities and to identify opportunities for us to better support RSC Groups in the future. The form is also available to download from the RSC website.
The deadline for completed reports is 20th February 2012. Completed reports should be sent to
Chemistry World Inserts
If you wish to add an insert to the March edition of Chemistry World, please note that the deadline to send print-ready Word documents is 30th January. Up to 3 inserts can be included; they are single or double sided, black and white and printed on A4 paper. Please send your inserts to by 30th January 2012 at the latest.
International Sections
Deadline for Budget Proposals approaching
International Section committees are requested to submit their budget proposal for 2012 before the end of 2011. This will allow for them to be processed and grants paid early in the new year.
RSC Events Deadlines


Major deadlines coming up – check out the individual websites for more details and all the key dates.


Tribology: FD156
2 - 4 April 2012
University of Southampton, UK
Poster abstracts and early bird registration deadline:
3 February 2012
Challenges in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology (ISACS7)
12 - 15 June 2012
University of Edinburgh, UK
Oral abstracts deadline:
27 January 2012
Analytical Research Forum 2012
2 -4 July 2012
Durham University, UK
Oral abstracts deadline:
3 February 2012
Posted by Andrea McGhee on Dec 20, 2011 2:53 PM Europe/London

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