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Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Training Scholarships

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Inspire the next generation of scientists. Teach chemistry.

We are offering up to 130 Teacher Training Scholarships to the very best graduates entering chemistry teacher training in September 2019.

In addition to £28,000 tax-free funding from the Department of Education each of our scholars also receives:

  • Mentoring by an expert chemistry teacher.
  • Free classroom materials including books, posters and a lab coat.
  • Meetings with other scholars from their region.
  • Free online CPD courses focused on active learning in chemistry.

They also get free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years, which includes:

  • Education in Chemistry bimonthly magazine, with news, reviews and opinions written by teachers for teachers
  • Access to Talk Chemistry, our online forum for teachers to share lesson plans, innovative resources and teaching ideas
  • Access to national and regional networks for chemistry teachers and trainee teachers
  • Up to a third off books from top scientific publishers.

Scholarships are available to graduates with at least a 2.2 degree and an excellent understanding of chemistry at school level. They will be awarded to talented individuals who impress us during a two-step application process.

Scholarship Assessment Day

Shortlisted applicants for our Teacher Training Scholarships are invited to attend an assessment day at Burlington House, London. This video reveals what happens on the day.

How do I apply?

You can apply before or after you have secured your teacher training place but we strongly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible. Before you apply please check that you match our eligibility criteria. If your online application is successful you will be invited to attend an assessment day in London.

The assessment days consist of:

  • A one-hour individual interview
  • A group exercise
  • A chemistry knowledge test

If you are successful in securing a scholarship, you will be notified as soon as possible after the assessment day.

Application Deadline

Applications will close on 28 July 2019. We run a rolling application process, with application deadlines staggered throughout the academic year. Each application deadline is followed by an assessment day for successful candidates (click here for a list for our deadlines and assessment days). Prior to applying, we recommend you also read our advice to applicants.


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Opportunity Overview

  • July 28th, 2019
  • £28,000 tax-free funding + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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