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Himpunan Kimia Indonesia

Himpunan Kimia Indonesia (HKI) offers Conference Travel Grants (HKI-CTG) for researchers and students to participate in any HKI conferences this year, especially the International Conference of the Indonesian Chemical Society (ICICS-2016), at Samarinda, East Kalimantan, 30-31 August 2016.

The program is open to HKI members in Indonesia or university students from overseas to apply from 1 May 2016 to 31 July 2016, at least 30 days prior to the first date of travel. For more information, please go to or contact [email protected].


The Korean Chemical Society (KCS) has a speaker exchange program with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, GDCh) and the Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers’ Association (JAIMA). On the KCS part, each academic division suggests speakers who are appropriate for each selected subject, and each speaker suggested by the RSC, GDCh and JAIMA presents their research at the spring or fall conference of the KCS. For detailed information, please contact the secretariat ([email protected]).

The KCS holds two general meetings in a year. The meetings are held in April and October. For researchers who present for the first time at the KCS conference, the registration fee can be waived. You can get more information on these meetings at


The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) has introduced a set of Graduate Student Travel Awards to allow student members of the Institute to travel professionally from their home institution. There will be up to 10 such awards of up to AU$2,000 in any 12 month period starting on July 1 every year. For conditions and application information, click here.


The Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) regularly hosts international conferences (such as the 15th Asian Chemical Congress in 2013 and the 41st International Coordination Chemistry Conference in 2014) in partnership with local universities and research institutes. We offer subsidized registrations to our members and students, as well as a limited number of travel awards with subsidized registrations to overseas participants, especially those from developing countries, young researchers and students.

SNIC also runs industry workshops in which subsidized rates also apply to members and students. Please check the appropriate conference and workshop websites for details. Such funding is generally and generously supported from different types of research grants widely available in Singapore, such as those from the Ministry of Education, all local universities (such as the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU)), the National Research Foundation (NRF), and the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR),etc.

There are also ample funding opportunities in the universities and research institutes for academics, researchers and students to participate in all forms of international exchanges and internships. Ask your local institution for details.