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SCI's coronavirus statement

In light of developments in relation to COVID-19 and efforts around the world to control its spread, I am providing an update on SCI’s response

Seligman APV Travel Bursary Applications Open

Biotechnology woman engineer examining plant leaf for disease

Are you or do you know an aspiring chemical engineer? SCI is pleased to let you know that The Seligman APV Trust is sponsoring 3 travel awards (of up to £1000) this year.

Rideal Travel Bursary recipient, Cosimo Ligorio, reports from Boston

Cosimo Ligorio

Cosimo Ligorio was awarded a Rideal Travel Bursary to attend the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting and Exhibit 2019 in Boston, USA. Here, Cosimo reports back on the conference which gave him an opportunity to network and present his research for which he won a prize.

David Miller Award Applications Now Open

David Miller Award Reach

Calling all young horticulturists and plant scientists! The SCI Horticulture Group has now opened applications for the 2020 David Miller award.

First Call for Nominations - 2020 Graham Lecture

Thomas Graham

SCI's Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group is calling for nominations for the 2020 Thomas Graham Lecture, a celebration of an interdisciplinary mid-career award in colloid & interface science & technology in the UK.

SCI Scholarships 2020 - Applications Now Open

SCI Scholars at AGM 2019

Are you a PhD student approaching your second year of study and looking for financial support to assist with your study costs? Did you know that every year SCI awards Scholarships worth £5000?

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2020 Open for Application

Solar Glider

Are you a PhD student? Are you planning to travel to a conference or site visit between 1 July and 31 December 2020 and are in need of funds? Then look no further than the SCI Travel Bursary scheme!

Technology is yielding new insights for improving wheat


Syngenta’s research investment will have farmers set for the future.

Rideal Travel Bursary recipient, Shanshan Xu, reports from Germany

ShanShan Xu

Shanshan Xu was awarded a Rideal Travel Bursary to attend the 14th European Congress on Catalysis, EuropaCat 2019 in Aachen, Germany. Here, she tells us about the opportunities the event gave her to network and how she was able to learn from other researchers.

Messel Travel Bursary recipient, Fabian Talbot, reports from Germany

Fabien Talbot, SCI Scholar

Fabien Talbot was awarded a Messel Travel Bursary to attend the 20th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis in Heidelberg, Germany. Here he tells us about his poster presentation, how he was able to discover new research groups and the importance of networking for future career opportunities.