We award and support a number of grants intended to promote diversity in the molecular biosciences.
Stay Connected Bursaries
Many bioscience professionals experience a career break; for example, because of the need to focus on caring responsibilities, illness, unemployment or a change of career path to an area outside their field. Often extended career breaks are cited as a reason for the lack of women in senior positions in the scientific community.
Our Stay Connected Bursaries recognize that science moves at a rapid pace, and keeping up with the latest developments is pivotal in returning to a scientific career. They make it easier for people on a career break to remain engaged with the science community and return to work, if they wish.
Read more about our Stay Connected Bursaries.
The Biochemical Society sponsors In2scienceUK, a non-profit organisation which provides placements for gifted A-level students from low income backgrounds. The scheme works to leverage the commitment, passion and experience of scientists to ensure the brightest pupils have the opportunity to experience research science first hand, regardless of their wealth. Students work alongside practising scientists for a 2 week placement during the summer, giving students an insight into scientific research.
Find out more about the In2Science placement scheme.