The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is making grants of up to £25,000 available to support the design and implementation of chemistry outreach programmes for school students. This grant scheme is open to all organisations that provide outreach activities to secondary school-aged children. This includes, but is not limited to, universities, not-for-profit organisations and charities.
Through their Chemistry for All Outreach Grants: Putting Research into Practice, the RSC are seeking applications which interpret the findings from their Chemistry for All project which set out to explore and address barriers to participation in UK chemistry undergraduate study, and apply these in the design and implementation of a two-year outreach programme for school students.
Through this fund the RSC aims to:
- Develop and test design principles for chemistry outreach, based on the findings from the Chemistry for All project, in a new set of contexts.
- Bring about reflective, evidence-based practice to address the barriers to progression in chemistry for target students.
- Provide insights into the success, or otherwise, of the intervention activities in overcoming barriers to progression in chemistry.
- Build on our collection of outreach resources using the findings of Chemistry for All.
Organisations must provide an in-kind contribution or match funding.
The deadline for applications is 12pm on the 1st March 2021.