The 2017 Commonwealth Science Conference took place in Singapore from 13-16 June 2017. The conference brought together leading scientists to showcase the best science from across the Commonwealth. This scheme is not currently open for applications.
The Royal Society, with the support of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, provided grants to support early career scientists who wished to collaborate as a result of the Commonwealth Science Conference.
The Commonwealth Science Conference Follow-on Grants intended to:
- encourage collaborations between scientists who attended the Conference
- contribute to addressing the global challenges identified at the Conference
- improve collaborative links between scientists from Commonwealth countries
Who was eligible to apply?
The scheme covered all areas life and physical sciences, but excluding social science, clinical or patient-oriented research.
- PhD students who attended the 2017 Commonwealth Science Conference
- early career researchers who attended the 2017 Commonwealth Science Conference
- PhD students or early career researchers who were nominated by a delegate that had attended the 2017 Commonwealth Science Conference
- delegates who attended the 2017 Commonwealth Science Conference and who were from another Commonwealth country to the applicant
- scientists who were nominated by delegates that had attended the 2017 Commonwealth Science Conference and who were from another Commonwealth country to the applicant
What was the scheme's value?
Applicants were able to apply for up to £6,000 for multiple visits to be completed within 12 months to cover the costs of travel, subsistence, research costs, and equipment. Up to £1,500 could be used for attendance at conferences.
Funds could be used to cover visits in both directions by the applicant and co-applicant.