SCI Scotland Group Student Competition

Each year, SCI’s Scotland Group offers free SCI student membership for up to 10 PhD and Masters degree students working in scientific research in Scottish Universities.

This membership entitles you to, amongst other things:
  • Savings of up to 75% on SCI conferences and events (compared to standard, full registration fee)
  • Subscription to Chemistry and Industry (C&I) magazine
  • Discounts on book and journal purchases
  • Access to specialist technical groups for research discussions and networking
  • Eligibility to apply for scholarships and travel bursaries to attend conferences
  • Access to SCI’s Mentoring Programme*
The top three winning articles will also have their articles published on and in C&I Magazine by agreement.

Applicants must be PhD and Masters degree students working in scientific research at a Scottish university.
Process and deadlines:
To submit your application you must complete the online application form. Applications submitted in any other way will not be valid. Please note any text which exceeds the word limit (where applicable) may be removed before the application is sent to the judging panel.

Please refer to the website to see the marking criteria for the competition.

The deadline for completed applications is 20 May 2023 17:00. 

Award winners will be selected shortly after the closing date and applicants will be notified of the results within two months of the closing date. Winners will be invited to attend the Scotland Group AGM and other events run by the Scotland committee. 
If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact

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* 1. Contact Details

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* 2. SCI would like to use the personal details provided above to contact you with information that we feel will be of interest to you. Please indicate below how you would like to receive this information.

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* 4. PhD or MSc supervisor(s)

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* 5. Membership of SCI would be of particular benefit to me because (maximum 100 words)

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* 6. Article title

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* 7. Article body (maximum 600 words)