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SCI's Day of Science & Careers returns on 27 April to London

day of science and careers 2015

SCI's Day of Science & Careers returns on 27 April to London. The Day of Science & Careers is designed for Early Career People with a particular focus on providing information about the wide range of careers covered in the chemical, chemistry using and other science based industries.

SCI Scholarships - application process now open

SCI 2014 Scholars

Each year, SCI offers an opportunity for second year PhD students to apply for a Scholarship to assist with the increasing costs of study. An SCI Scholarship, worth £5,000 split across two years, gives the recipients an opportunity to broaden their network, their skills and their knowledge via dedicated early careers events and mentoring opportunities offered as part of the SCI Scholarship scheme.

Applications for SCI Travel Bursaries now open


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. 

Farewell to Materials Chemistry Group Chair

Materials Chemistry

The Materials Chemistry group thanks and bids farewell to its Chair, Dr David Birkett, whose contributions breathed life into the group, including the organisation of a successful multi day conference on polymers and materials science activity in Ireland. It also welcomes its new chair, Prof Bob Bradley of Oxford University, who has been an active member of the Group for more than fifteen years.

Society Awards 2015 - Nominations Now Open


SCI has two prestigious Society Awards that are awarded to members who have made a significant contribution to SCI. Nominations are now open for both awards. Please note that only service to SCI is relevant to these nominations. So, if you know someone who you would like to see recognised for their contribution to SCI, please complete the relevant nomination form using the links below. Please refer to the related guidelines to ensure that you have provided the required information in your nomination.

58th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, Colorado

Daniel Dawson

SCI Messel Bursary award winner, Daniel Dawson, attends the 58th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Copper Mountain, CO. It is a major international conference for the solid-state NMR and EPR communities.

What an Early Career scientist needs to know about life in research or industry

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SCI’s Early Career network is aimed at people in the early stages of their studies or research in university and industry.

Board of Trustees update: September 2014

Jack Melling

This year the Trustees attended a full two day meeting in September covering aspects of the day to day management of the society, as well as more specifically identifying ways in which to future proof SCI.

Are you thinking about applying for an SCI Travel Bursary?

airplane window

Many of our members have already taken advantage of the generous support which SCI offers to early career members who are planning to travel to a conference or site visit related to their studies, so why don’t you? The closing date for the October round of applications is 31 October (for travel between 1 January and 30 June 2015).

Apply for a Travel Bursary today


The application deadline for SCI travel bursaries is fast approaching. So, if you are an SCI member in the early stages of your career and are travelling to a conference in early 2015, or planning a study visit to another institution or industrial site, apply for a travel bursary today.

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