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Early Careers Awards

SCI offers a range of support and opportunities to early career members to support them to achieve their career aims. The support comes in many forms including opportunities to present research at SCI events and conferences, mentoring form more experiences members and financial support to participate in international conferences.

SCI is currently calling for applications for travel bursaries or Scholarships from PhD student or post-doctoral researchers.

Travel Bursaries

SCI members* who are in the early stages of their career are invited to apply for a travel bursary to attend a conference, or to support travel in connection with their work and development. Reflecting SCI’s multidisciplinary nature, we offer several Travel Bursaries in a vast array of scientific disciplines.

Our Travel Bursary winners receive up to £1,500 and come from diverse backgrounds - from food and agrisciences, through to environment, energy, materials, and health.

We are now accepting applications for the travel period 1 July - 31 December 2018 (or between 1 June and 30 June for Rideal bursaries).

The application deadline for the Rideal and Seligman Travel Bursaries is 15 April 2018 and for all others is 31 March 2018.

Visit our travel bursaries page, by clicking on the link below, for more details and to access our online application form.


SCI members who are PhD students approaching the final two funded years of their research degree are invited to apply for an SCI Scholarship worth £5,000 over two years to help support their studies.

Applications are invited from across the scientific and engineering spectrum, from industrial biotechnology to food science, chemical engineering to horticulture, environmental sciences to polymers, and drug discovery to cement science.

Completed Applications must be submitted before 30 April 2018.

Please visit out Scholarships page by clicking on the link below, for more details and to access our online application form.

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