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International Scientific Seminars

This scheme is for Royal Society Research Fellows who want to organise a small two-day scientific seminar at the Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre.

The scientific meeting may be specific to a particular field of science or cross disciplinary in nature.

These meetings are aimed at developing new relationships rather than fostering collaborations where meetings have already taken place.

Award holders are responsible for all aspects of organising and delivering the scientific content of the meetings, although guidance and support is available from the Royal Society.

Researchers who are ineligible for this scheme might consider submitting a proposal for a scientific discussion meeting instead.

Am I eligible to apply?

The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.

You can apply for this scheme if you are currently in receipt of one of the following Royal Society Research Fellowships:

Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the scheme notes.

What is the scheme’s value and tenure?

The scheme provides funding for accommodation, room hire and catering at Chicheley Hall for up to 20 participants. Funding is provided for international airfares and UK travel costs; the maximum amount that may be requested for travel is £5,000.

Please note that costs associated with the Kavli Royal Society International Centre will not be paid as a grant to the host organisation, since the booking of all rooms, meals and other facilities at the Centre will be arranged through the Royal Society.

What is the application process?

Applications should be submitted through the Royal Society’s electronic grant application system (e-GAP). Applications are initially reviewed by two members of the International Networking panel with the most appropriate scientific expertise. The applications are then discussed with the panel chair.