What’s on offer?


These grants are available to support research capacity building in developing parts of the world e.g. Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.


The grants will support either a visitor from a developing country to a host laboratory in a non-developing country in order to learn methods. Alternatively, the grants will support a person based in a non-developing country visiting a developing country to assist with the set up of research.The Visiting Fellowship should last between two and four weeks.


How much is available?


Up to £2,000 per grant. However applications are invited for smaller amounts of funding.


What are the criteria for eligibility?


  • Either the applicant or the person hosting the visiting fellowship must have been a member of the Biochemical Society for over 12 months on the closing date of the round that they apply to.
  • The member applying for the visiting fellowship must not have received a visiting fellowship or general travel grant from the Biochemical Society within the previous two years on the closing date of the round that they apply to.
  •  There must be an element of teaching during the visiting fellowship, for example, giving research seminars. Successful applicants will show detailed plans for the dissemination of the knowledge transferred, detailing how the knowledge will be transferred beyond the fellow or host lab to improve research in the developing country. 
  • The grant is not intended to support collaborative visits.


Closing Dates


1 January
for visits anytime after
1 February
1 March
for visits anytime after
1 April
1 May
for visits anytime after
1 June
1 June
for visits anytime after
1 July
1 July
for visits anytime after
1 August
1 September
for visits anytime after
1 October
1 November
for visits anytime after
1 December













More Information


For further information please contact Rowena Mitchell, Membership Manager.

Application Guidance


Ensure that you have read the application guidance prior to starting your application for a Visiting Fellowship. This guidance is for both those applying to travel from the UK to a developing country and for those applying to travel from a developing country to the UK.