The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that its Outreach Fund has re-opened for applications.
The Outreach Fund is split into two categories. These are:
- Small grants – up to £2,000
- Large grants – between £2,000 and £10,000.
The fund will be open to individuals and organisations (this includes, but is not limited to, Society members and member networks, researchers in academia or industry, museums, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries) to enable them to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people’s everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the science communication skills of people who are already highly trained in chemistry.
Previously funded projects include:
“Cool chemistry at the seaside” where the Society awarded a grant of £2,000 to volunteers in Ramsgate who transformed an empty town-centre shop into a makeshift theatre, delivering free chemistry demonstrations to anyone.
The closing date for small grants is the 3rd April 2017 and for large grants the 3rd July 2017.