The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in partnership with the Department for Education has announced that it will be awarding £28,000 of tax free funding to 130 talented individuals entering chemistry teacher training in England in the 2019/20 academic year. Applications open on the 31st October 2018 and will close on the 28th July 2019.
To be eligible candidates must:
- intend to take up a training place on a secondary teaching course that leads to QTS (pre-16), to receive scholarship funding and you are not eligible for funding if you plan to take up a place on a QTLS course
- hold a chemistry or related degree with a proven or predicted grade of a 2:1 or above (if you have a 2:2 your application will be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant experience/subject knowledge)
- or hold a relevant PhD or Master’s degree or recognised equivalent
- or have completed a subject knowledge enhancement course in chemistry before September 2019
- university-led or school-led (fee based, non-salaried) Chemistry ITT course in England for the 2019/20 academic year
- meet the bursary eligibility criteria as set out in the Department for Education’s Teaching and Leadership’s bursary guidance
- be classified as a ‘Home’ student. Refer to the UKCISA website for full details
- be eligible to draw down a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company
- have not previously applied for a scholarship in the same academic year
The RSC run a rolling application process, however the 28th July 2019 is the final date for applications for the next academic year. Application deadlines staggered throughout the academic year. Each application deadline is followed by an assessment day for successful candidates.