Royal Society renews support for award winning social mobility charity In2scienceUK

Text reading In2scienceUK celebrating our continued partnership with The Royal Society

The independent scientific academy of the UK, the Royal Society, is again partnering with In2scienceUK to support the work across all our programmes, exponentially increasing the impact we create together in accelerating social mobility.

Through enhancing access to STEM, postgraduate research degrees, and career opportunities, In2scienceUK’s In2STEM, In2research, and In2careers programmes support beneficiaries from less-advantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups in the STEM and research sectors, providing access to relevant practical experiences, exposure to new employment opportunities, networking, confidence building, and CV and skills development support.

Partnering with the Royal Society allows us to empower even more individuals from less-advantaged backgrounds to progress to vibrant careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths, growing our positive impact for future generations, supporting and inspiring more young people on their journeys into STEM careers and research. Our partnership will support:

  • Expansion of the In2STEM programme, providing 40 additional fully funded places.
  • Expansion of the In2research programme, providing 11 additional fully funded places.
  • Growth of our pioneering career-development platform, In2careers, supporting the participation of 100 In2scienceUK alumni.
  • In addition to growth of our career development platform, the Society will share resources, case studies and recorded webinars to be included in the In2Careers platform for our alumni to access. These resources will be valuable to all aspiring researchers, STEM undergraduates and PhDs.
  • Further relevant resources produced by the Society will also be included in all In2ScienceUK programmes and will be accessible to all of our participants.
  • The Society and In2ScienceUK will collaborate to facilitate hybrid events which will provide opportunities for our mentees, parents, guardians, mentors, and inspiring Royal Society researchers to meet. These experiences will focus on accessibility and networking, sharing of ideas, support, and inspiration for the next generation of scientists and researchers.

Professor Jeremy Sanders CBE FRS, Chair of the Royal Society Diversity and Inclusion Committee, said:

“The Royal Society is proud to support the work of In2scienceUK. Cutting edge science depends on creative, innovative thinkers from the widest range of backgrounds to generate new ideas and develop the technologies of the future.

“Through mentoring opportunities with Royal Society-funded researchers, networking and resources, these programmes can help inspire many more talented young people to follow their curiosity and build rewarding research careers.”

Colby Benari, CEO, In2scienceUK said:

“The Royal Society’s generous support of In2ScienceUK and all three of our programmes is critical for scaling up our work and demonstrating that direct intervention is key to building STEM and research career pipelines which are accessible for all.”

Working in partnership with organisations in the STEM and research sectors such as the Royal Society, our programmes tackle key barriers to STEM further education and careers, and to postgraduate research study for underrepresented groups, successfully supporting over 5,000 participants to date. A huge thank you to the Royal Society for your continued commitment to our collaboration and to empowering the future generation of STEM professionals.

If you want to get involved and be a part of building a brighter future for STEM, get in touch with our team at [email protected]