Chemistry Teaching Event Empowerment Fund - Application



In order to apply to the Chemistry Teaching Event Empowerment Fund, please fill out this application form.

Before completing your application we suggest that you read the eligibility and criteria provided below.

The application form may take 15-20 minutes to complete. You can save a partially completed application form and return to it later. Once you have submitted your application you will not have any further opportunities to amend it.

Eligibility – who can apply?

You can apply to the fund if you are a secondary teacher of chemistry or science technician in a school in the UK and Ireland.
To be eligible for the fund, you will need to satisfy the following criteria:
  • You must work at a school teaching chemistry to students within the age bracket 11-18.
  • Your school will need to be signed up with Teach Chemistry.
  • Your proposed event will need to take place in the UK or Ireland.
Please note that you don’t need to be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry to apply. You can apply to the fund whatever stage of your career you’re at. We’d particularly like to hear from you if you work at a school facing challenging circumstances or in a rural area.

Criteria – what sort of events get funding?

When writing your application, you’ll need to demonstrate:
  • That funding will enable you to run a new event. Or if the event has run before, funding will allow you to do something novel with it.
  • That the event will be open to staff at local schools and free for them to attend. The event will benefit at least five teachers across at least three schools (please note we can be flexible here for very rural schools). The RSC can help with advertising the event to local schools.
  • That the event will focus on improving the teaching of chemistry and/or fostering supportive, effective science departments.
  • That you will evaluate your event to understand its impact. The RSC will offer guidance on evaluating the event.
  • That your local RSC Education Coordinator will have an open invitation to attend the event so they can chat to attendees about how the RSC can support schools.