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Rideal Travel Bursary

Eric RidealRideal Travel Bursaries offered by the Sir Eric Rideal Trust (managed jointly by SCI and the RSC) are offered twice per year to promising academic research workers in the general field of colloid and surface science, to attend international conferences or to visit relevant research institutions for a study visit. The bursaries are named after Sir Eric Rideal (more information on Sir Eric Rideal).

Nominated by: Self-nomination


  • Applications for travel bursaries are invited from scientists in the early stages of their career, typically this will be between two and ten years of commencing PhD studies.
  • Applicants must be a standard or student member of SCI, or a member of RSC. Please note that Rideal travel bursaries are not available to applicants who are only SCI e-members, or those who are not a member of either society.
  • Applicants must also be either resident or studying in the UK, or be travelling to the UK for their chosen conference. Applications with no link to the UK will not be considered.
  • Preference will normally be given to those wishing to travel outside their country of residence, especially if they wish to work in a laboratory abroad.

Application: To submit your application you must complete the online application form via the link at the bottom of the page. Valid applications must be accompanied by two reference letters, which must be submitted to awards@soci.org.

Description of Award: Awards of up to £250 will be made, on a competitive basis, to assist with travel, subsistence or conference registration at conferences within Europe, and up to £500 under the same conditions for conferences in another continent.

Frequency: Biannual

Nomination Deadline:

  • 15 April (for travel between 1 June and 31 December)
  • 15 October (for travel between 1 December and 30 June)

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