This scheme is closed to applications.
Following the success of the 2014 Commonwealth Science Conference, the Royal Society and National Research Foundation, Singapore, organised the Commonwealth Science Conference in Singapore on 13-16 June 2017.
The conference brought together leading scientists to showcase the best science from across the Commonwealth, celebrated excellence in science, and provided opportunities for cooperation between researchers in different Commonwealth countries. Find further information about the conference.
Approximately 400 scientists from across the Commonwealth and from a range of career stages attended the conference. To select these delegates, the Royal Society ran three rounds of applications for:
- PhD students – only nominated PhD students can apply
- Early career scientists
- Established scientists
Those scientists who were selected to attend received financial support from the Royal Society to cover international travel costs to the conference. Accommodation and conference delegate fees were met thanks to the generous financial support of the National Research Foundation, Singapore.
Who was eligible to apply?
PhD students (if nominated), early career scientists with no more than 10 years post PhD experience and established scientists with more than 10 years post PhD experience were eligible to apply.
The early career and established scientists had to be either a national of a Commonwealth country or hold a research post at a university of publically funded research organisation in a Commonwealth country.
What was the scheme’s value?
The travel grant covered economy return flights to Singapore, funding towards local ground transportation and visa fees.
Accommodation for the duration of the conference and conference delegate fees were met by the National Research Foundation, Singapore.