We award and support a number of grants intended to promote diversity in the molecular biosciences.
Diversity in Science Grants
Our Diversity in Science grants offers three grants of up to £500 to individuals, groups, charities or businesses to support and address issues relating to diversity in science. Initiatives such as research proposals, conferences, events and roadshows will all be considered as well as other projects; the grants are not designed to support members on an individual basis. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2014 and successful applicants will be informed by 31 October 2014.
Find out more and apply for a Diversity in Science grant.
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.