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.

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Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the June 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
  • New starter on the Networks Team
  • Communications from across the RSC
Upcoming Deadlines
06 June
07 June
09 June
22 June
28 June
30 June
30 June
01 July
04 July
11 July
June deadline for Outreach Fund
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16 June to additional networks

Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16 June
Close of nominations for RSC Education Prizes
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 7 July to additional networks
Deadline for June Research Development Grant applications
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 7 July
Deadline for Local Section and Interest Group Top-Up Fund applications
July deadline for Outreach Fund
Deadline for Research Fund applications

Upcoming Events
02 June
13-14 June
15 June
16 June
07 July
21 July
Member e-alerts
Analytical Research Forum 2022
Starting Out Right - Webinar with the CCF, 17:00 UK time
Member e-alerts
Member e-alerts
Member e-alerts

New starter on the Networks Team

We are delighted to welcome Dr Barney Slater to the Networks Team!

Barney joined us on Monday 30 May from the Science Divisions Team where he worked on the Divisions Review outcomes. Previously Barney has worked on RSC grants and with our Policy and Evidence Team and we look forward to him bringing his experience and knowledge to the team.

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.

New programme to help chemists from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds launch their careers

Our Missing Elements report demonstrated clear evidence of the racial and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences. Talented people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds are leaving the profession at every stage of their careers after undergraduate studies. We want to change that.

Our Broadening Horizons in the Chemical Sciences programme will enable students and recent graduates from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds to pursue careers in industry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We have teamed up with leading companies to offer access to industry experience, mentoring and networking. Our industry partners include Unilever, GSK, Syngenta, RSSL, AstraZeneca, BASF and Nanomerics.

We welcome applications from current students in the second year of their undergraduate degree onwards, including postgraduate students, or from those who have completed their chemistry degree within the last three years.
Applications are open now and will close on 23 June 2022. Candidates can find out more about the programme (including eligibility criteria) and apply on our website. We would greatly appreciate your help in encouraging those who might benefit to apply, and we ask you to please share this information with your student and graduate networks.

Learn more about the scheme and apply online by 23 June

National Chemical Landmarks Scheme open for applications

Would you like to celebrate a person, team, organisation, innovation or discovery in the chemical sciences that has helped make the world a better place? We welcome interesting and viable proposals for new Chemical Landmarks that are awarded as blue plaques.

The scheme is now open for applications. Please visit our website for the latest information on the scheme and how to apply. You can also drop us a line to

See all of the RSC blue plaques or suggest your own on our website

Celebrating Pride month

June is Pride month, and to celebrate it we wanted to remind you of our LGBT+ Toolkit, a set of resources designed to tackle the key issues faced by LGBT+ physical scientists.

This kit provides the tools for everyone to take part in positive change: employers and managers, colleagues and allies, and LGBT+ individuals.

It is important to remember that taking concrete steps towards greater LGBT+ inclusivity is a key part of fostering diverse and welcoming scientific workplaces.

Find the resource you need and make a difference towards LGBT+ inclusivity

Education Prizes nominations close 22 June

Nominations are open for the RSC’s Education Prizes. The Excellence in Education prizes celebrate inspirational, innovative and dedicated people working at all stages of education. They include prizes for individuals, teams and people who are in the early stages of their career. Meanwhile, the Horizon Prizes for Education recognise education initiatives set to make a real impact. Nominations close on 22nd June.

Learn more and nominate online

Announcing three new RSC journals

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of three new RSC journals: All three of these new journals are gold open access. Plus, we are paying for any article processing charges (APCs) until mid-2025, so you can initially read and publish for free.

Keep a look out for our next updates and news about these launches coming soon.

Emerging Investigator Lectureships open for nominations

We are delighted to announce three lectureships for early career researchers are open for nominations until 31 July.
  • Analyst Emerging Investigators Lectureship 2022
    This Lectureship recognises early career researchers, within 10 years of their PhD, who have made a significant contribution to analytical chemistry, in their independent academic career.
  • Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship 2022
    This Lectureship, supported by Lab on a Chip and Dolomite, recognises early to mid-career scientists, within 15 years of their PhD, who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding or development of miniaturised systems.
  • JAAS Emerging Investigators Lectureship 2022
    This Lectureship is to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career.

Please share with any eligible candidate in your networks!

Thank you for reading!

This Newsletter has been tailored to you, but the full version can be found on the Networks Newsletter blog. Please read the online version and get in touch with suggestions for what you would like included or feedback about what we've sent you!

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Kind regards,

The Networks Team
Fiona, Debbie and Barney

Posted by Aurora Walshe on Nov 30, 2005 2:00 PM GMT