£20,000 scholarships from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Education Department - Teacher Training
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
The RSC Teacher Training Scholarships reward individuals who are passionate about chemistry and have the potential to become exceptional chemistry teachers.
There are 130 scholarships available for the training year 2013/2014, each worth £20,000 (tax free). Run in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarship also includes a support package from the RSC including:
• RSC membership for 2 years;
• access to national and regional RSC support networks through local meetings, online communities, RSC Teacher Fellow mentors, annual conferences etc;
• a selection of RSC materials including resources, lab coats and other consumables.
Are you eligible?
Applications for RSC Teacher Training Scholarships are open to teacher trainees who:
• have a chemistry (or related) degree or have completed a subject knowledge enhancement course;
• have either a proven or expected 1st or 2:1 degree, a master’s degree, or a PhD;
• have by September 2013 secured a training place on an eligible PGCE or Schools Direct chemistry course in England for the 2013/2014 academic year;
• qualify as a home student, are eligible to draw a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company, and who meet the bursary eligibility criteria set out in the Teaching Agency bursary guidance;
• have an excellent ability to explain chemistry ideas at school level;
• have personal attributes that will make them an excellent classroom teacher and manager;
• will train as a teacher in England.
- Funding applies to:
- EU applicants (including UK)
Contacts and how to apply
- Administrative contact and how to apply:
How to apply
The application process consists of an online application form and an assessment day. The assessment days run throughout the year; please check these dates and the application deadlines.
The Royal Society of Chemistry
With a worldwide network of over 48,000 members and an international award-winning publishing business, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the biggest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences and the largest non-government supporter of chemistry education in the UK.
The RSC is committed to enabling all school students to receive the best possible chemistry education. Exceptional chemistry teachers are vital to the success of this aim.