College of Scholars

Looking for a route into the College of Scholars?

Take a look at our Early Career Scholarships and Bursaries.

Read more in our Awards section

Looking for a route into the College of Scholars?

Take a look at our Early Career Scholarships and Bursaries.

Read more in our Awards section

SCI established the College of Scholars to help current members (Scholars) make the most of the opportunities an SCI award provides and to highlight SCI resources that may be of value in current research and future career roles.

The College of Scholars comprises all current and past recipients of the RS/SCI PhD StudentshipsSCI Scholarships and and Travel Bursaries together with all early career award winners, early career committee members, SCI ambassadors and the Ramsay and Daphne Jackson Fellows.

The College provides a framework to facilitate the integration of its members within SCI. It seeks to support them throughout the period of their funding and active involvement with SCI by providing mentoring, networking and a welcoming forum for their research presentations. After the completion of their funded period, the College provides a platform for continued contact once their careers develop, drawing on the expertise of former Scholars and other SCI members as mentors and lay-advisors to SCI. By accompanying Scholars as their careers mature, the College supports and develops a strong network and builds a base for future leadership.

The purpose of College of Scholars is to:

    • Develop and support a community of current and former Scholars, within SCI's network
    • Support Scholars in their research endeavours and help them develop their careers
    • Build a base for future active membership and leadership within SCI

What do Scholars get?

Meet our current Scholars and Principal

Alan Heaton

Prof Alan Heaton

Principal

Within SCI, Alan chaired the then Liverpool Section three times and was the first Chairman of the Liverpool and North West Regional Interest Group. He was awarded the Society’s Lampitt Medal in 2004. He is an elected member of the Board of Trustees and is Chair of the Early Career Committee.

SCI Scholarships - College of Scholars - Scholar Joseph Anderson

Joseph Anderson

PhD Student
University of Strathclyde/GSK

University of Strathclyde and GSK logosJoseph is from Anglesey, North Wales and undertook an MChem degree at the University of Oxford. Joseph's interest lies within synthetic organic chemistry and the application of enabling technologies and new synthetic methodologies within drug discovery.

SCI Scholarships - College of Scholars - Scholar John Hudson

Joseph Oddy

PhD Student
Swansea University

Swansea UniversityJohn first became interested in radical molecules at the Cavendish Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. In his research, he designs novel systems from ’radical’ molecules in order to demonstrate new physical mechanisms for energy and charge transfer in organic semiconductors.

SCI Scholarships - College of Scholars - Scholar Joe Oddy

Joseph Oddy

PhD Student
Rothamsted Research

Rothamsted Research logoJoseph studied Biological Sciences at Imperial College and developed an interest in plant biology and biotechnology. In his PhD project, he is developing new ways to reduce the amount of asparagine in wheat grain to improve its nutritional quality.

Paulina Quintanilla

Paulina Quintanilla

PhD Student
Imperial College London

Imperial College LondonPaulina was born and grew up in the North of Chile. With the importance of copper to Chile's economy and her passion for science and maths, Paulina decided to pursue a BEng Chemical Engineering degree.

Burhan Hussein

Burhan Hussein

PhD Student
Durham University

durham uni logoBurhan is about to start the second year of his PhD at Durham University, Department of Chemistry where is research will focus on the design of artificial molecular devices that interface with the molecular machinery in plant membranes.

Arron Aatkar

Arron Aatkar

PhD Student
GSK/University of Strathclyde

University of StrathclydeSince joining the GSK/University of Strathclyde Collaborative PhD Programme, Arron has taken great pleasure in exploring cutting-edge science in an applied industrial environment. He is looking forward to continuing his work in the field of chemical biology.

People and activities

Activities

The College of Scholars hold various events for their members which provide training and networking opportunities. These events provide opportunities for Scholars to present their work to a wider audience and broaden their network in academia and industry.

Principal

The College's Principal is Prof Alan Heaton

Publishing

A significant opportunity for SCI Scholars is to publish in SCI’s academic journals. The College will be working to facilitate this process.

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