Charl spent the morning at St Katherine’s, a local school close to Bristol, talking about chemistry, science and careers in science. It was a great opportunity to interact with and talk to a range of students (from Year 8 through to Year 12)!
Charl is on a short trip to the US, visiting DuPont as part of the SoC’s Year in Industry undergrad programme, as well as the Institute of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago to give a seminar.
Charl ran the Bristol 10K race on Sunday, the 5th of May, to help raise money for local charity BISC (or Bristol International Student Centre). He ran with a team of 9 other volunteers and international students, and was very pleased to have finished the race in just over 55 minutes.
As we are approaching the grant writing season, I thought it good to highlight upcoming opportunities to join the FRG. These might not be suitable for all candidates, so please read carefully:
If you have >10 publications and patents, and are not based in the UK, it might be possible to apply for a prestigious EU Marie Curie Fellowship. There are a number of schemes, including International Incoming Fellowships (for researchers based outside the EU) and Intra-European Fellowships (if you have spent at least the last 18 months within the EU, irrespective of your nationality). Please only contact me if are over the threshold of 10 publications. Internal deadline for submissions of applications is mid August, so please contact me if you think you are eligible.