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Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in Organic Chemistry

The Syngenta Scholarship Scheme is an interactive workshop open to all final and penultimate year PhD students at UK universities who have a passion for Organic Chemistry. Our aim is to bring together the most talented chemists in the UK to encourage and reward scientific excellence whilst demonstrating the exciting and rewarding opportunities available through working within one of the world’s leading AgriScience companies. 

Held every two years at the beginning of November, 15 selected students are given the opportunity to spend two days at Syngenta’s world class Research and Development site in Jealott’s Hill, Berkshire.                                                                                                                                                        Through a series of challenging individual and team exercises, participants experience what it is like to be a chemist working to develop the next generation of sustainable agrochemicals. Students also have the chance to discuss their own PhD research and are able to network with peers and Syngenta employees working across a broad range of disciplines. Cash prizes and funding to attend a conference are awarded to the top performing candidates who also become prestigious Syngenta Scholars. Travel, accommodation and meal expenses are covered for all participants.

The next scheme is being held 11th - 13th November 2018 and applications are now open.

To apply, please email [email protected] quoting Ref: SSS2018, and include:

  • A covering letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two page research summary of your PhD project
  • Contact details of two referees

Please note that if you receive funding from an industrial sponsor, you should obtain permission from your sponsor before applying.

The closing date for applications is 24th August 2018.

To register your interest for future workshops and to be alerted when applications open, please register your details here*. For further information or to ask questions about the scheme, please contact Edward Emmett: [email protected], +44 (0)1344 414964

A similar workshop for PhD students studying at non-UK European Universities is run at Syngenta’s R&D site in Stein, Switzerland. For details of this scheme please contact Fides Benfatti ([email protected])

*The information you provide with your registration may be used by Syngenta, its affiliated companies and carefully selected third parties in connection with this scheme as well as for marketing and other communications. Should you wish to no longer receive such communications, please write to [email protected].