RSC Education Division launches initiative designed to foster collaboration between chemical education researchers from both sides of the Atlantic

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The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Education Division has launched a new initiative that offers UK-based chemical educationalists the opportunity to explore chemical education research in the US. Each year, three scholarships will be available to cover the cost (for travel, accommodation and registration) of attending a major US conference with a chemical education theme or strand. Appropriate events in 2008 include the American Chemical Society (ACS) national meetings in New Orleans (spring) and Philadelphia (autumn) or the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education in Bloomington, Indiana.  

The initiative aims to raise the profile of chemical education research in the UK and to foster collaboration between chemical education researchers from both sides of the Atlantic. The scholarships are an opportunity for UK researchers to network and develop contacts, to gain an appreciation of the range of research going on in the US, and to set up research collaborations. (It might even be possible with prior planning to spend a few days with a researcher in a US university.)  

To be eligible for the award candidates must be in the early stages of their research career and working in an HEI in the UK, able to provide evidence of their involvement in chemical education research, and be an RSC member. The deadline for applications for scholarships to attend an event in 2008 is 31 January 2008. Successful applicants will be informed by 28 February 2008 and will then be responsible for making their own travel and other arrangements. Scholarship recipients must submit reports on their visits to the RSC.  

For further information and to receive an application form contact Lorraine Hart at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA.

Contact and Further Information

Education Department 
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Milton Road, Science Park, Cambridge CB4 0WF, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432221 
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423623 
Email: Education Department