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Student Bursaries


Your best benefit as a Postgraduate or Undergraduate Student Member is the opportunity to apply for a Student Bursary.


The bursary is available for you to attend a Biochemical Society Focused Meeting, Annual Symposium or a Biochemical Society- supported Independent Meeting. Please note that Student Bursaries are not available for Workshops, Careers Events and Young Life Scientist's Symposia.


Travel bursaries and full or partly sponsored free places are available for Harden Conferences. Please note that this form cannot be used to apply for a Harden Bursary, instead please follow the links for a Harden bursary application form on the Harden Conference webpages.

Note: Members not falling into either the Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student membership categories are not eligible to apply for a Student Bursary.


The application is an easy, online process. The maximum bursary available for a Focused Meeting or Annual Symposium is £200 in the UK and £300 overseas. The maximum bursary available for one day Hot Topic Events is £100 in the UK and £150 overseas.   For an Independent Meeting sponsored by the Society the maximum bursary available is £100.

  • Students can apply for a Student Bursary if they are a member of the Society by the closing date for poster abstract submission for the particular event they wish to attend.
  • If you apply for a Student Bursary to attend a meeting you must submit a poster abstract for presentation at the meeting.
  • Students may only apply for one Student Bursary in any year.