1 February 2017


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SCI’s awards and medals programme supports our charitable aim of raising awareness of the benefits of the practical applications chemistry and related sciences.

The programme spans many areas of specialisation and offers recognition to high achievers during their careers: SCI confers student and early career awards to promising young scientists, and celebrates accomplished scientists, educators and business people through a number of international awards, medals, and prestigious lectureships.

We are currently accepting applications and nominations for a range of our awards.

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. 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 2017 (or between 1 June and 30 June for Rideal bursaries and May to December for David Miller Travel Bursaries). The application deadline for the David Miller Travel Bursary is 17 April 2017, the Rideal Travel Bursaries is 15 April 2017 and for all others is 31 March 2017. More


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 2017. More

PhD Student Competition

The Scotland Regional Group offers up totwelve SCI student memberships to PhD students working in scientific research in Scottish Universities, to help with networking and professional development opportunities.

Winners will be given opportunities to build their networks with academics and industrialists, and develop future skills to help with their onward careers. The top three winning articles will also be published on www.soci.org and in C&I Magazine.

Please submit your application by 14 April 2017. More

Sir Eric Rideal Lecture

The Sir Eric Rideal Lecture (in existence since 1970) recognises and honours an individual who has made a sustained and distinguished contribution to colloid and interface science in the UK.

Nominations for this award must be received by 1 March 2017. More

Society Awards

Through the programme, SCI also recognises the contributions and commitment of its members. Our members offer their time and effort, acting as catalysts to ensure that SCI’s aim to be a forum for multi-disciplinary discussion is accomplished. The drive and sustained activity of these volunteer members is greatly appreciated and recognised by their fellow members through a variety of awards at local, national and international level.

We are currently accepting nominations for the Lampitt Medal and the Distinguished Service Award.

The nomination deadline in 13 March 2017. More

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SCI e-Members are not eligible to apply

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About SCI: where science meets business

SCI is a unique global multidisciplinary network connecting scientists, business people, students and other key players involved in science-based innovation. SCI promotes innovation via its international network to advance the commercial application of science into industry for the benefit of society.

SCI works across crucial sectors as diverse as food and bio-renewables, water, environment, energy, materials and manufacturing, and health and wellbeing.


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