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Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in Organic Chemistry

The Syngenta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme reflects our belief in encouraging and rewarding scientific excellence. Our aim is to bring together the most talented chemists in the UK and demonstrate the exciting and rewarding opportunities available at an international AgriScience company.

The Scheme is open to all final and penultimate year PhD students at UK universities and will take place at our Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre, Berkshire. Through a series of challenging individual and team exercises, participants will experience what it is like to be a chemist working to develop the next generation of sustainable agrochemicals. Participants will also have the chance to discuss their own PhD research and network with peer and Syngenta employees working across a broad range of disciplines.

“The scheme provides an invaluable insight into the agrochemical industry. I really enjoyed using my knowledge to address the types of synthetic problems that Syngenta engages in.  Several of my own PhD students have participated in the scheme” John Bower, 2005 Winner, Professor in Organic Chemistry, University of Bristol

“Following on from the scholarship scheme I accepted a Team Leader role in Herbicide Research at Syngenta where I was responsible for a team of chemists and projects targeting the design of new herbicides. I later moved into a more senior leadership role within Herbicide research before transitioning to the development organisation at the Syngenta headquarters in Switzerland as Global Project Leader” Jon Dallimore, 2004 Winner, Syngenta

The scheme will be held between 11th - 13th October 2020. Due to the current situation with Coronavirus the scheme will occur virtually.

Application Deadline: 1st September 2020

You will need to upload a CV, covering letter and two-page research summary for your application. 

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

If the event occurs at Jealott's Hill, travel, accommodation and meal expenses are covered for all participants.

We are grateful for your flexibility and understanding and will communicate any updates once we know more.  If you have any questions, please email [email protected] 

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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 Mattia Monaco or Simon Williams