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The RSC's Industrial Placement Grants are offered in partnership with Cogent Life Science Placement Services.
The grant is to support the cost of placements for students studying chemistry. Only UK-based companies are eligible to apply.
The deadline for applications is at noon on 17th November 2014.The RSC's Industrial Placement Grants are offered in partnership with Cogent Life Science Placement Services.
The grant is to support the cost of placements for students studying chemistry. Only UK-based companies are eligible to apply.
The deadline for applications is at noon on 17th November 2014.
The RSC's Industrial Placement Grants are offered in partnership with Cogent Life Science Placement Services.
The grant is to support the cost of placements for students studying chemistry. Only UK-based companies are eligible to apply.
The deadline for applications is at noon on 17th November 2014.

The Royal Society of Chemistry's Industrial Placement Grants are offered in partnership with Cogent Placements Service.

The grant is to support the cost of employing an undergraduate student studying for a degree in chemistry (or at least 50% chemistry) with a year in industry. 


Grants available and eligibility
Grants are available for either £10,000 or £15,000 depending on your company's situation. The table below provides guidance on the amount of funding your company is eligible to receive.
 
Total number of employees
≤ 20 > 20
Have you hosted an undergraduate chemistry placement student before?* No £15,000 £10,000
Yes £10,000 £10,000

*this includes any undergraduate chemistry student who has carried out a 12-month placement in your company, whether funded by the RSC or not.

This funding does not cover pension and national insurance.

We highly recommend you top this funding up to at least £18,500, especially if your company is situated in London or the South East of England. The highly regarded Living Wage Foundation recommends a wage of at least £8.25 per hour (£9.40 per hour in London) based on the cost of living. For more information see www.livingwage.org.uk

Only UK-based companies who are part of the EnterprisePlus scheme are eligible to apply. You also need to have been in business for at least two years.
 
Companies who have already received two Royal Society of Chemistry Industrial Placement Grants are not eligible to apply.

The application form 

The application will take approximately one hour to complete.

You will need to create a new account for this application form (ie. do not use your EnterprisePlus logon details).
To complete the application form you will need to know which member of your staff will supervise the student and provide evidence of their suitability for the role.

You will need to provide details of the placement project, any additional activities involved in the placement, and expected learning outcomes for the student.   If you are not sure what the exact project will be please give an example of a likely one.   Please ensure that the project information is sufficiently detailed.     

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 7 November 2016.


Judging criteria

The key criteria we judge on is the quality of the student experience.

This grant is competitive – previous success rates have been between 20% - 40%.

Preference is given to those have not hosted an industrial placement student of any type before.

If you have applied previously but were not successful, we are happy to receive another application. However, please note that your chances of success will be improved if you ensure you have received feedback on why your initial application was not successful.
 
Please contact us if you have any question on enterpriseplus@rsc.org 

Anayltical Trust Fund

We would like to thank the Royal Society of Chemistry's Analytical Trust Fund for kindly agreeing to help fund the three best analytical chemistry placements.