General information for everyone
RAS Diversity Ambassador Scheme
Travel expenses for RAS diversity ambassador visits to schools
The RAS has partnered with STEMNET to create a new scheme called the 'diversity ambassador scheme'. This is part of our ongoing commitment to broaden the diversity of people engaging with astronomy, space science and geophysics, whether simply attending events or choosing to pursue careers in these areas.
We would very much like to encourage researchers to
RAS Fellows who are STEM ambassadors can now also become
The Society will also offer diversity ambassadors resources and training as required.
If you visit a school as part of your work as a STEM ambassador, and this school is one of our 'diversity schools' you will be eligible to claim for your travel expenses to that school from the RAS.
In order to make a claim you must complete a short feedback and evaluation form about your activity at the diversity school and then submit the claim using our standard expenses form. Any claims must also fit within our policy for allowable travel.
For any other questions about the new scheme or to inform us about your visit please contact the Education, Outreach and Diversity Officer.