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Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC)

Updated: June, 2024

About Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC)

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK’s largest non-governmental funder of chemistry education. And, as the world’s leading chemistry community, is committed to advancing excellence in the chemical sciences because of its belief in the fundamental importance of chemistry for life, society and the world.

The Royal Society of Chemistry invests in educating future generations of scientists – for the benefit of science and humanity – by providing advice, resources and practical support to learners and educators in schools, colleges, and universities around the world.

Throughout the whole process, from the application to the end of my PGCE, I’ve been incredibly impressed with the amount of support that [the RSC] have provided.

Adam, RSC Initial Teacher Training Scholar

We believe that all children have the right to a world-class chemistry education.

If you would like to bring your passion for chemistry to a career in the classroom, then we would love to help you on your way to becoming an inspirational chemistry teacher. One way that we are doing that is awarding £29,000 tax-free funding to talented individuals entering chemistry teacher training in England.

Teaching is an exciting, challenging and hugely rewarding career. No two days will ever be the same, but every day you’ll be sharing your passion for science and making a real difference to children and young people. It won’t always be easy, your patience and determination will both be tested, but if you become one of our scholars then we will support you through your training and beyond, with a range of fantastic benefits, as you grow into the excellent teacher we think you can become.

As well as £29,000 tax-free funding, Royal Society of Chemistry Scholars get a specialised support package, designed to help them during the ITT course.

The package includes

  • mentoring by an expert chemistry teacher
  • chemistry specific training meetings with other scholars
  • free classroom materials including books, posters and a lab coat
  • free online courses on key concepts in teaching chemistry
  • opportunities to engage with the Royal Society of Chemistry beyond the scholarship year
  • two year’s membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry, which includes a range of further benefits.

Work sectors

science and pharmaceuticals, teaching and education



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