Scholarships

Some trainees will be eligible to apply for a Teacher Training Scholarship, worth £25,000 (tax free). The first deadline for online applications is the 1 December 2013, but we have a series of application deadlines between December 2013 and June 2014.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is offering Teacher Training Scholarships worth £25,000 (tax free) for the 2014/15 training year. Run in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarship includes a support package from the RSC:

     RSC membership for 2 years;
•    access to national and regional RSC support networks through local meetings, online
     communities, RSC Teacher Fellow mentors, annual conferences etc;
•    a selection of RSC materials including resources, lab coats and other consumables.

Who is eligible?

Applications for RSC Teacher Training Scholarships are open to teacher trainees who:

•    have a chemistry (or related) degree or have completed a subject knowledge enhancement
     course;
•    have either a proven or expected 1st or 2:1 degree, a master’s degree, or a PhD (we will
     consider exceptional 2:2 applicants);
•    have by September 2014 secured a training place on an eligible PGCE or Schools Direct
     chemistry course in England for the 2014/15 academic year;
•    qualify as a home student, are eligible to draw a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans
     Company, and who meet the bursary eligibility criteria set out in the DfE bursary guidance;
•    have an excellent ability to explain chemistry ideas at school level;
•    will train as a teacher in England.

How to apply

Find out more and apply