The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that the Chemistry Inclusion and Diversity Fund is open for applications. Through the Fund grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. This includes, but is not limited to, members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, member-led groups, researchers in academia or industry, museums, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries.
Funding greater than £5,000 may be considered for one project each year.
Innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community have previously received funding. This has included data collection and analysis, workshops, conferences and hackathons.
In response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the Royal Society of Chemistry has created a specific call to support community-driven projects that looks at the needs, challenges and opportunities in support of the Black chemistry community through the Inclusion & Diversity Fund. The Society will consider individual applications up to the value of £5,000. Funding greater than £5,000 may be considered for large-scale projects.
The deadline for the current funding round is the 19th April 2021.